MS Spacer: The Go-To Spacer for Oilfield Operations

March 13,2024

At Riteks, we consider innovation to be our duty as a company, as our customers must rise to new challenges each successive year. We specialize in developing advanced oilfield solutions,  industrial coatings and sealants, and construction products that hold up even in the most extreme environments, protecting your valuable assets from high heat and damaging chemicals. A recent breakthrough product in oilfield solutions is our Membrane Sealing (MS) Spacer,  a highly-adaptable spacer that will work for remedial, primary, and loss-circulation cementing situations.

Customizable Sealing Properties 

MS Spacer is customizable to applications in oilfield cementing applications from traditional rigs to fracturing sites. This oil well cementing solution is becoming widely-used in the oil and natural gas industry, because it has excellent compatibility with both drilling fluids and cement. MS Spacer boasts adjustable rheology and elevated temperature stability, showing stability across a wide range, at both 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Additionally, MS Spacer has shown the ability to create a strong bond with cement and effectively deliver zonal isolation, which makes for flexible application.  When utilized, MS Spacer creates a low-permeability membrane across the formation, and it develops surface tension, micro-fractures, and pores to mitigate gas and liquid loss from the cement slurry. MS Spacer has the ability to seal a formation and give your cement job a higher fracture gradient, allowing drilling locations that would otherwise be near impossible to reach. For example, MS Spacer turns the installation of an integrated engineering pump into a single-stage job, rather than requiring installation over the normal two stages.

Due to the versatility and advanced capabilities of this product, many of our customers use MS Spacer as their workhorse, everyday weighted, viscous spacer.

Cost-Efficient and Easy Application 

MS Spacer is a versatile cementing solutions tool that delivers greater profitability.  The addition of 0.5-2.0 ppb of fiber is more cost-efficient and easier to apply than larger amounts of LCM particulate. Additionally, MS Spacer reduces cement loss and mitigates formation damage, which will save you money and mitigate risk on each project.

MS Spacer boasts a hydration time of 2-5 minutes, compared to other polymers which can take upwards of 7-10 minutes. Another time-saving aspect of this product is that when mixing a cement product with water, adding this spacer will cause less foam generation. The technical team at Riteks designed to give favorable carrying and suspension properties, while maintaining lower viscosity than competing products. Compared to similar spacers, MS Spacer  is a more consistent blend throughout, with an improved yield point that results in better suspension.

Have Additional Questions? 

MS Spacer, along with our RadiLock healing application, is an important product in the Riteks lineup for elite oilfield applications.  We leverage the technical expertise of a team with decades of global oilfield servicing experience, turning this expertise into some of the industry’s most effective cementing solutions.

For more information on MS Spacer and more, contact the team at Riteks today. We are at your service, with quick turns on all orders from our ready inventory warehoused at strategic locations.