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Air-Drilling Foam




DD Foam 1560 is a high quality, environmentally safe surfactant (foamer) with exceptional solids-carrying capacity developed for use in diamond, rotary, and water well drilling operations. DD Foam 1650 & Foamer C also has good inhibition properties which minimizes the formation damage and swelling caused by water infiltration.


DD Foam 1560 has a half-life of approximately 7 minutes when used in fresh water in concentrations up to 3% by volume. This half-life can be adjusted to meet any particular need by combining the foamer with other Matex viscosifying agents.




Add DD Foam 1560 into the water tanks in the required concentration and mix well prior to introducing the fluid into the airstream. DD Foam 1560 can also be introduced to the system through a foamer injection pump, should precise metering of the product be required.


For stiff foam applications, add DD Foam 1560 in the required concentrations only after the viscosifying agent has been added and mixed thoroughly.


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  • Normal Drilling Conditions: 0.5%-1.5% by volume
  • Excessive Water Influx: volume 2.0%-3.0% by volume
  • Stiff Foam Application: refer to table below


Stiffener Concentration
Approx. Foam Half-Life
1 lb. / bbl. (2.85 kg/1000 liter)
0.5 hour
2 lb. / bbl. (5.70 kg/1000 liter)
1.0 hour
DD 2000
1 lb. / bbl. (2.85 kg/1000 liter)
1.5 hour
DD 2000
2 lb. / bbl. (5.70 kg/1000 liter)
6.0 hour


NOTE: The half-life of any foam is dependent upon the viscosity of the injection fluid it is being used in. The addition of more surfactant to a given amount of injection fluid will not significantly increase the half-life of the foam, but will increase the amount of foam being generated.




Contact with skin and eyes should be avoided. Flush contacted areas immediately with water. Do not inhale fumes or ingest. If ingested, induce vomiting and contact a physician.


Shipping and Storage:


DD Foam 1560 is shipped in 5 gallon (20 liter) pails or 55 gallon (210 liter) drums. Containers are nonreturnable and should not be reused under any conditions. DD Foam 1560 can be stored either indoors or outdoors.




A high-performance but economical foam formulated for the cost-conscious driller. Foamer C provides a tight lather-like foam with a better than average half-life.


Dosages will depend on chemical make-up of the drilling water, volume of water used, and the depth of the hole.