Xanthum Gum – XCD Polymer

Drilling Polymers

Product Details
Xanthan gum, a high-molecular weight biopolymer, provides versatile rheology control in a wide range of brines, drilling and fracturing fluids. Xanthan gum is considered non-hazardous and suitable for use in environmentally sensitive locations and applications.


  • Minimized pumping friction in lime, freshwater and saltwater muds
  • Maximized drill bit penetration
  • Accelerated drilling rates in low viscosity/high shear conditions
  • Decreased solids buildup in drilling fluids
  • Handling high gravel concentrations
  • Stabilization of hole-cleaning fluids
  • Decreased damage to oil formation
  • Decreased maintenance expense
  • Lower total cost of operation
  • Stabilizes uniform suspension of pigments
  • Reduced suspension time
  • Provides thixotropic properties
  • Controls syneresis during storage and application
  • Provides microbiological stability in water based formulations
  • Complies with requirements of environmentally friendly paint formulations

Application of Xanthan Gum in Petroleum Industry

A huge market for xanthan gum is petroleum industry. In the performance of Viscosity, thickening, salt resistance and contamination resistance, xanthan gum is far better than other polymer; especially in the well drilling of sea, beach, high halide layer and permafrost layer, xanthan gum has remarkable effect in sludge treatment, completion fluid, and tertiary oil recovery, and has significant function for accelerating drilling speed, preventing the well collapse, protecting oil and gas fields, preventing the blowout, enhancing oil recovery rate substantially, etc. As a kind of ideal additive, this product has very favorable development prospect.

1.Drilling Industry
Drilling fluid is the working fluid applied in drilling process. During the drilling process, drilling fluid acts important function. People usually refer it to as “blood of drilling”. xanthan gum is one of its main components. Its functions are adding viscosity and shearing force, improving the suspending power of drilling fluid which is essential in using functions of the drilling fluid.
2.Oil exploitation industry
Since the xanthan gum is with good viscosity, rheological property, water-solubility, and chemical stability and also with strong performance for mechanical degradation resistance, it can be used as displacing agent of oilfield exploitation. Many kinds of polymer can be used as mobility control agent in oil exploitation. Among these kinds of agent, xanthan gum is identified as the agent with most utilization potentiality. Xanthan gum contains many essential conditions required for improving oil recovery rate.
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