TBC-Brinadd, LLC is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture, and distribution of specialty chemicals and additives providing ISO managed products and additive solutions for the service organizations supporting the oil and gas industry. TBC-Brinadd also works with its service company customers, to create customized formulations. These customized formulations are produced by TBC-Brinadd for distribution as private labeled products, which are sold under the service company's product branding.

We started producing and distributing specialty production zone drilling, completion, and workover fluids back in the early 1970s. We expanded our core business with Bridgesal, a patented workover fluid system, which utilizes sized sodium chloride particles as bridging agents for fluid loss control. TBC-Brinadd's development of Bridgesal evolved into Bridgesal-Ultra®, which incorporates the latest technology utilizing improved particle sizing and reduced polymer concentrations.

In the late 1980's, TBC-Brinadd began examining the requirements of specialty drill-in fluids for operators exploring horizontal drilling. This research led to development of the Thixsal group for use as drill-in fluids. Thixsal-Plus is a special purpose designed non-damaging, and easily removable drill-in fluid. Thixsal-Ultra®, its successor, incorporates a superior performing particle size produced using our proprietary grinding technology. This system, has been applied world-wide to successfully drill and complete hundreds of horizontal wells.  

TBC-Brinadd has continued to develop its drill-in product line with new systems and additives that address industry concerns such as: sand control screen failures, slim-hole and coiled tubing drilling operations, improved rates of penetration, and harsher working environments, which includes deep water drilling with higher bottom hole temperatures and pressures. During this same time period in which the Thixsal Products were developed, TBC-Brinadd expanded into a new area with development of the Fracsal System sparingly-soluble borate suspensions for use as crosslinking agents capable of adjusting the rate at which gelation of guar or derivatized guar occurs in water-based fracturing fluids. Concentrates of suspended sized borate mineral, produce a unique gel that is elastic, thermally stable, and has the ability to re-form to a stable structure after shearing.  

This TBC-Brinadd patented technology is the foundation for a series of crosslinking additives for use in a wide range of weather operating conditions and pH ranges. TBC-Brinadd has refined this fluidized suspension technology to address environmental concerns with low aromatic content hydrocarbon, water-based and winterized water-based crosslinking additive compositions.

TBC-Brinadd’s newest technology, the Ultra DR® System, is comprised of two product series containing specifically sized, high molecular weight polyacrylamide copolymer particles.  Ultra DR SP, blended copolymer powders, and Ultra DR, fluidized copolymer suspensions, act to reduce tubular drag, lower pumping pressures and increase pump rates in slickwater fracturing operations utilizing low-to-high TDS brines with varying levels of multivalent cations and chlorides.  Parallel to the development of Fracsal and Ultra DR systems, TBC-Brinadd also generated its BREAKE® product line using sparingly-soluble, solid peroxides as a delayed polymer breaker for fracturing fluids containing guar, derivatized guar or polyacrylamide solids.

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