Mica is a non abrasive mineral. Imerys produces phlogopite and muscovite mica grades with mica contents of up to over 95%. Imerys have a large range of products proposing different particle size distribution adequate to different type of fractures.
Applications for Mica
Mica is used in both water based and oil based muds either as part of a blend of lost circulation materials. Coarser grades are effective to control losses, pumped as a peel in fractured or porous formation. Fine grades pass through the shaker screen, so they can be used as a pre-treatment to control seepage losses.
Mica is also used in oilwell cementing it is generally used as an additive to prevent or reduce lost circulation. Mica, have a suitable particule size distribution so as to form an adequate bridge on the fractures.
Imerys Mica portfolio
Imerys micas are manufactured in USA, Canada and France, (see our map of assets) and is available is Fine, Medium and Coarse grades.
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