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The NEOFLO* product grade names are based on their environmental performance category and their carbon number distribution.

Shell chemicals companies offer three series of NEOFLO products:

  • Premium = 1
  • Enhanced = 2
  • Standard = 3

Products are numbered firstly by category (1, 2, 3) with the following two numbers representing the product's carbon number range. For example, NEOFLO 1-58 is a Premium grade base fluid with a carbon number range of 15 to 18.

BIO-BASE™ is a registered trademark of Shrieve Chemical Products Company. Shrieve Chemical Products, Inc, located in the Woodlands, Texas, is a privately owned, independent supplier of performance fluids and specialty chemicals including drilling fluids, additives and production chemicals. Many of the Standard Series NEOFLO internal olefins are used in the manufacture of BIO-BASE products, which are paraffin based.

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NEOFLO product datasheets and descriptions
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NEOFLO* 1-58

NEOFLO 1-58 is part of our Premium series of internal olefins that is Gulf of Mexico compliant. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition. Ideal for both deepwater and shelf applications, NEOFLO 1-58 helps reduce the risks associated with offshore discharges. NEOFLO 1-58 biodegrades in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, is non-toxic in the water column and has low sediment toxicity. The product has a low viscosity and pour point making it a great choice for challenging deepwater applications. NEOFLO 1-58 has a carbon chain length between C15 and C18.

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NEOFLO* 1-6

NEOFLO 1-6 is part of our Premium series of alpha olefin drilling fluids that is Gulf of Mexico compliant. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition. Designed for deep and shallow water / shelf applications, NEOFLO 1-6 helps reduce the risks associated with offshore discharges. NEOFLO 1-6 biodegrades under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, is non-toxic in the water column and has low sediment toxicity. NEOFLO 1-6 has a carbon chain length at C16.

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NEOFLO* 1-68

NEOFLO 1-68 is part of our Premium series of alpha olefin drilling fluids that is Gulf of Mexico compliant. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition. Ideal for shallow water / shelf applications, NEOFLO 1-68 helps reduce the risks associated with offshore discharges. NEOFLO 1-68 biodegrades in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, is non-toxic in the water column, has low sediment toxicity and low viscosity. NEOFLO 1-68 is a linear alpha olefin with a carbon chain length between C16 and C18.

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NEOFLO* 1-68i

NEOFLO 1-68i is part of our Premium series of drilling fluids that is Gulf of Mexico compliant. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition. Designed for both deep and shallow water / shelf applications, it biodegrades in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, is non-toxic in the water column and has low sediment toxicity. The product has a low viscosity and pour point making it a good choice for challenging deepwater applications. NEOFLO 1-68i is an internal olefin with a carbon chain length between C16 and C18.

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NEOFLO* 2-4

NEOFLO 2-4 is part of our Enhanced alpha olefin series of drilling fluids appropriate for deep and shallow water / shelf applications. NEOFLO 2-4 helps reduce the risks associated with offshore discharges. It biodegrades under aerobic and anaerobic conditions and is non-toxic in the water column. It has a low viscosity and pour point and performs as well or better than mineral oil based fluids. NEOFLO 2-4 is a linear alpha olefin with a carbon at C14.

 

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NEOFLO* 2-46

NEOFLO 2-46 is part of our Enhanced alpha olefin series of drilling fluids appropriate for deep and shallow water / shelf applications. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition. NEOFLO 2-46 helps reduce the risks associated with offshore discharges. NEOFLO 2-46 biodegrades in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, is non-toxic in the water column, has a low viscosity and pour point and is expected to perform as well or better than mineral oil based fluids. NEOFLO 2-46 is a linear alpha olefin with a carbon chain length between C14 and C16.

 

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NEOFLO* 2-48

NEOFLO 2-48 is part of our Enhanced alpha olefin series of drilling fluids appropriate for both deep and shallow water / shelf applications. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition. NEOFLO 2-48 helps reduce the risks associated with offshore discharges. It biodegrades in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, is non-toxic in the water column, has a low viscosity and pour point and is expected to perform as well or better than mineral oil based fluids. NEOFLO 2-48 is a linear alpha olefin with a carbon chain length between C14 and C18.

 

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NEOFLO* 3-14

BIO-BASE 300 with NEOFLO 3-14 Ingredient
BIO-BASE 300 is part of a Standard paraffin series of drilling fluids marketed by Shrieve Chemical Products Company. Shell chemicals companies manufacture the NEOFLO 3-14 ingredient that is a component to the overall fluid. BIO-BASE 300 is well-suited for land-based applications or in zero-discharge offshore operations. It is a linear synthetic paraffin absent of PAH and BTEX and is designed to replace diesel or low-toxicity mineral oils in drilling fluids. It is excellent for applications requiring zero BTEX fluids. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition.

 

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NEOFLO* 3-56 BIO-BASE 360 with NEOFLO 3-56 Ingredients
BIO-BASE 360 is part of a Standard paraffin series of drilling fluids marketed by Shrieve Chemical Products Company. Shell chemicals companies manufacture the NEOFLO 3-56 ingredients that are components to the overall fluid. BIO-BASE 360 is a mixture of synthetic linear and regular branched paraffins with a high flash point, a very low pour point, and is absent of PAH and BTEX. It is designed to replace diesel or low-toxicity mineral oils in severe climates or where low vapour pressure fields are required. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition.
 

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NEOFLO* 4633 NEOFLO 4633 is a premium-quality drilling fluid suitable for use in land based and deep water applications. Please refer to data sheet for full compliancy definition. Because of its clean natural gas origin, it contains virtually no aromatics and contaminants such as sulphur and amines. NEOFLO 4633 readily biodegrades, is non-toxic in the water column and has low sediment toxicity. It has a low viscosity, a low pour point and relatively high flash point making it ideal for deepwater exploration. It is widely used as a non-aqueous base fluid in an invert emulsion drilling mud in the upstream oil and gas industry. NEOFLO 4633 is a mixture of alkanes with carbon chain length of predominantly C10 to C20. Datasheet