Escaid™ hydrocarbon fluids

Applying knowledge accumulated over a long history in oil and gas exploration and production, ExxonMobil Chemical has developed a range of Escaid fluids specifically designed for drilling mud applications. These fluids have also been proven well-suited for solvent extraction processes for metals such as copper and nickel.

For drilling mud formulations, Escaid fluids deliver performance advantages under the most challenging conditions. Each Escaid grade features distinct characteristics that address unique requirements:

  • Escaid™ 110 – A very low viscosity fluid (around 1.7 cSt at 40°C/104°F) that serves as a premier product for drilling fluids in deepwater and extended reach applications
  • Escaid™ 115 – Low viscosity fluid (around 2.1 cSt at 40°C/104°F) with a higher flashpoint that fits high-temperature drilling conditions
  • Escaid™ 120 – Offers the advantage of an even higher flash point (above 100°C/212°F), low evaporation losses and a viscosity that is just right for many environments
  • Escaid™ 120 ULA – Provides the same benefits of Escaid 120 but with even lower aromatic content

Proprietary hydrogenation catalyst technology helped create the ultra-low aromatic (ULA) grade, with an aromatic content below 0.01 wt%. Escaid 120 ULA fluid meets or exceeds increasingly stringent requirements, and demonstrates very low human and aquatic toxicity levels.


Escaid™ PathFrac™
fluid for improved operations

  • 4 grades
  • Ultra-low aromatic grade
  • Carbon number distribution: C11-C16
  • Low aromatic and ultra low aromatic grades
  • Low and very low viscosity

  • Safe-use advice
  • Formulation upgrade
  • Product quality follow-up

Through all stages: design, manufacturing, product use, disposal