BioBalls—The Superior Alternative to Conventional Ball Sealers

Bioballs dissolve completely after ball-out, so there is  no need for scraper runs.  Used both as a diverting agent and in zonal isolation, Bioballs seal perforations efficiently, and allow you to control the effective time of sealing, diverting and isolation.  They can be used in any application where rubber-coated neoprene (RCN) balls are normally used. Bioballs have been field tested in both vertical and horizontal wells.

Bioballs are completely soluble in all aqueous fluids such as fresh water, brine and acid.  The solubility rate is time and temperature dependent and works in static or agitated fluids.
 
 
The standard size Bioball is available in 7/8" diameter.  We have molds to make 5/8",1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", and 21/4" diameters as well.
 


Specialized BioBall Applications:

Insoluble (IS) Bioballs are also available for order for special applications requiring high differential pressure/  The IS Bioballs will go up to 8000 psi at 200°F after 1 hr of exposure at temperature.

BioBalls HR

  • Appearance: spherical, opaque
  • Specific gravity: 1.18
  • Mechanical integrity: up to 5,000 psi at 220°F after 1 hour of exposure at temperature
  • Application range is 200°F to 350°F
  • Maximum storage temperature 180°F

BioBalls MR

  • Appearance: spherical, green
  • Specific gravity: 1.18
  • Mechanical integrity: up to 3,000 psi at 150°F after 1 hour of exposure at temperature
  • Application range is 120°F to 200°F
  • Maximum storage temperature: 120°F

BioBalls LR

  • Appearance: tan
  • Specific gravity: 1.18
  • Mechanical integrity up to 1,500 psi at 100°F after 1 hour of exposure to temperature.
  • Application range 75°-100°F
  • Maximum storage temperature: 100°F