Turbo-Lube DP


Product Summary

Turbo-Lube DP is a powdered non-toxic, BioDegradable Extreme Pressure Lubricant based on a blend of Veg. Oils, surfactants and Food Grade Paraffin Oil. Turbo-Lube DP is formulated for water-based drilling fluids, extreme pressure lubricity and reduced coefficient of friction between drill string and wall. It is designed to form a persistent lubricating film on metal surfaces.
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Physical Properties

  • Appearance: Free flowing powder
  • Density: 1.4 ± 0.2 g/cm3
  • Bulk Density: 0.60-0.70g/cm3

Recommended Treatment

Turbo-Lube DP is added slowly to the drilling fluid to ensure an even distribution. Initial treatment is normally made in the concentration of 3.5-7.0 lbs./bbl. Fresh additions of Turbo-Lube DP daily will enhance the lubricating properties of the drilling fluid systems. The daily maintenance requires 2.5-4.0 lbs./bbl. Increased concentrations may be needed at higher densities.


Turbo-Lube DP is available in 50 lb. HDPE lined bags and 50 lb. vacuum-packed blocks for easy care and stacking by contacting Turbo-Chem at (337) 235-3098.

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Wellbore Stability Benefits

  • Turbo-Lube DP is an effective lubricant for all water-base fluids and can be used in KCl and NaCl brine fluids as an effective lubricant for the reduction of the coefficient of friction. It finds its application in virtually all kinds of water-based drilling fluids without disturbing the properties of drilling fluids. 

  • Turbo-Lube DP readily emulsifies into the mud system thereby reducing the torque and drag of the drill string. It will form a strong film between the drill string and wall when subjected to high pressure. The product shows no foaming and greasing tendencies and is not affected by other mud additives.

  • Turbo-Lube DP is a free-flowing readily dispersible powder for all types of water-based drilling fluid systems.

  • Unlike liquid lubricants which tend to “grease out” in high pH and hardness, these lubricants do not grease out.

  • The effectiveness of the lube might decrease with the presence of high pH and hardness in water.

  • Traditional liquid lubricants tend to freeze at low temperatures, forcing users to have various drum heating arrangements. Turbo-Lube DP, even at extremely low temperatures, remains a free-flowing powder.

  • Turbo-Lube DP works in excess of 250°F.

  • Gives added savings to the operator by eliminating the high costs of the drum handling, disposal and risk of leakages.

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