LIQUI-TROLLIQUI-TROL viscosifer is a free-flowing, liquid suspension of a modified natural cellulosic polymer, in an ultra-clean oil. LIQUI-TROL viscosifer of polymer when added to a QUIK-GEL or BORE-GEL slurry, yields a drilling mud system suitable for drilling in water sensitive formations.

  • Effective in fresh water, salt water and brackish water-based drilling fluids
  • Effective in small quantities for filtration control
  • Non-fermenting
  • Compatible with other Baroid drilling fluid additives
  • Resistant to harsh environments and contaminants



  • Can provide filtration control in fresh or brackish water-based drilling fluids
  • Can promote borehole stability in water sensitive formations
  • Can pour a slug of concentrate into drill string directly to sweep the hole
  • Can minimize rotational torque and circulating pressure
  • Can improve hole cleaning and core recovery
  • Can stiffen the foam to improve cuttings transport in air/gel-foam drilling
  • Can reduce air requirements, uphole velocity and borehole annulus pressure



Appearance: Off-white, free-flowing, viscous fluid
Specific gravity: 0.98
pH (0.3% solution): 9.0
Flash Point, PMCC °F, °C: 185, (85)
Pour Point, °F (°C): 35, (1.7)
Freeze Point, °F (°C): -40, (-40)


Using Venturi Mixer, or into vortex of a high-speed stirrer, add slowly and uniformly to entire circulating system.

Used to slug down the rods to produce a high viscosity hole-cleaning sweep.

Approximate Amounts of LIQUI-TROL viscosifier or polymer Added to Water-Based Fluids
Desired Condition/Result
Added to fresh or salt water qt/100 gal liters/m³
To help stabilize water sensitive formation 4 – 6 10 – 15
To help reduce torque and lower circulating pressure 2 – 4 5 – 10
Added to QUIK-GEL slurry (25 pounds per 100 gallons) (30 kilograms per m³) qt/100 gal liters/m³
To help enhance drilling mud fluid properties 1 – 2 2.5 – 5
To help improve drilling mud suspension and stabilization capabilities 2 – 4 5 – 10
Added to injection liquid in air/foam drilling qt/100 gal liters/m³
To help improve foam performance and hole cleaning 1 – 4 2.5 – 10

Note: Salt water may require twice as much LIQUI-TROL viscosifier or polymer as fresh water. Preferably, LIQUI-TROL should be mixed in freshwater before it is added to salty water.


LIQUI-TROL viscosifier or polymer is packaged in 5-gal (19-liter) plastic pails.