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Aluminum complex
Control of water sensitive clays

ALKEM is a powdered aluminum complex that helps control drilling problems related to water-sensitive shales. ALKEM offers a cost-effective alternative to conventional shale inhibitor electrolytes; Although some base exchange may occur, the aluminum complex begins to act as a stabilizer, reducing the hydration of the shales and avoiding detrimental effects. The ALKEM compound is absorbed by all kinds of clay minerals through their electrical charges, saturating them, preventing hydration.