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Honey Kote

New Gold Standard in
Drilling Compounds

HONEY KOTE

SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR SOME OF THE TOUGHEST CONDITIONS ON EARTH

New HONEY KOTE from BESTOLIFE is the superior choice when maximum protection against seizing, galling, and load-bearing stress is critical. This innovative premium compound has been specially formulated to resist washout and corrosion while providing ultimate efficiency in higher temperature environments. Also provides long-term storage protection for threaded surfaces in a variety of conditions.

WHY HONEY KOTE?

Protection for drill collars & drill pipes under severe drilling conditions requires a highly versatile formula that resists corrosion and stores well. HONEY KOTE™ also solves usage problems because it applies easily in a wide variety of temperatures and working conditions. It won’t run off or bleed at high temperatures or harden in storage. It has a great copper look and silky smooth feel!

Honey Kote Spread

TOUGH. TESTED. SWEET!

This high temperature compound for drill collars and drill pipe is specially designed for inherent resistance against extreme pressure and water. HONEY KOTE™ conforms to the latest ISO API standards for recommended practices relating to the use of thread compound for rotary shouldered connections. HONEY KOTE™ is also up to 20% more cost effective than similar competitive products.

BEARING STRESS

Bearing Stress Charts

Bearing stress is the contact pressure between the pin and box at the make-up shoulder. As the tool joint is tightened, the bearing stress at the make-shoulder increases. The maximum bearing stress is the function of the maximum torque and the total area of make-up shoulder. BESTOLIFE HONEY KOTE™ protected the NC50 tool joint from galling caused by high bearing stresses. The 54,500 ft-lbs. created calculated bearing stress on the make-up shoulder to 143,500 psi.

PRESSURE TEST

Pressure Test Chart

The pressure test objective is to show the ability of BESTOLIFE HONEY KOTE™ to seal very high pressure at the makeup shoulder. The test was conducted by increasing pressure incrementally up to 25,000 psi, about 10,000 psi higher than pressure used in fracking operations.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Base grease with excellent water resistance and inherent extreme pressure protection
  • Superb protection against seizing and galling at more than 54k ft/lbs on NC50 tool joints
  • Average break out torque ratio: 89% of makeup
  • Successfully pressure tested up to 25,000 psi
  • Highly formulated inhibitors to protect against rust and corrosion
  • Salt Spray: 2,500 hrs (ASTM B117)

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Stinger HDD

STINGER!

OUR TOP PERFORMING
HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL
DRILLING THREAD COMPOUNDS

New STINGER™ brand HDD Thread Compounds from BESTOLIFE™ provide Horizontal Directional Drilling contractors with performance they can rely on in the harshest conditions. Our thread compounds come in three formulas – HDD, HDD-ALL SEASON and ENVIRO – and are specially formulated for use on all HDD applications. They provide unrivaled galling and seizing protection in a wide range of temperatures and environmental conditions.

STINGER™ HDD

Great Choice for HDD Auto-Lube Systems

DESCRIPTION

STINGER™ HDD is an all purpose, copper-based drilling compound for use in all HDD drilling applications. STINGER™ HDD is a versatile product designed to provide galling and seizing protection and support for high bearing stress on HDD Drilling Pipe joints.

APPLICATIONS

Recommended for use on all HDD Drill Pipe and developed for rugged and corrosive conditions. Can be brushed on threads or applied via most automated lubrication systems. STINGER™ HDD combines copper flake with a proprietary combination of graphite, non-metallic solids, and extreme pressure additives for versatility in multiple environments.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Friction Factor (Torque Correction Factor) of 1.1
  • Resistant to wash-out and will not harden or bleed excessively in storage
  • Easy application in a wide range of temperatures
  • Contains extreme pressure additives
  • Superb protection against seizing and galling
Stinger HDD Bucket FrontBack

Stinger™ HDD

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STINGER™
HDD-ALL SEASON

All-Season Protection

DESCRIPTION

STINGER™ HDD-ALL SEASON is a copper-based drilling compound for use in all HDD drilling applications. It is especially effective in lower temperature environments but has the versatility to be used year-around. STINGER™ HDD-ALL SEASON is designed to provide galling and seizing protection and support for high bearing stress on HDD pipe joints.

APPLICATIONS

Recommended for use on HDD Drill Pipe and developed for rugged conditions. Low temperature field application is enhanced through the use of a premium quality, low temperature base grease, making it an outstanding choice for environments reaching below 0ºF. Can be brushed on threads or applied via most automated lubrication systems.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Finely powdered copper, graphite and special non-metallic additives absorb stresses and enhance performance properties
  • Friction Factor (Torque Correction Factor) of 1.0
  • Resistant to wash-out and will not harden or bleed excessively in storage
  • ALL SEASON formula allows for easier application in lower temperatures
  • Superb protection against seizing and galling
Stinger HDD ALL SEASON Bucket

Stinger™ HDD-ALL SEASON

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STINGER™ ENVIRO

Non-Metallic, Environmentally Friendly

DESCRIPTION

STINGER™ ENVIRO is an environmentally-friendly, non-metallic thread compound for all HDD drilling applications. STINGER™ ENVIRO is a versatile drilling compound that applies easily in a wide range of temperatures and conditions.

APPLICATIONS

Recommended for use on all HDD Drill Pipe and developed as a formula which can be used in environmentally sensitive areas. Can be brushed on threads or applied via most automated lubrication systems. In addition to the galling and seizing protection provided by the solids, it also contains a premium high temperature grease base that helps provide the load-carrying capability required by the high-bearing stresses present in HDD Drill Pipe connections.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Friction Factor (Torque Correction Factor) of 1.0
  • Resistant to wash-out and will not harden or bleed excessively in storage
  • Easy application in a wide range of temperatures
  • Contains a high percentage of amorphous and synthetic graphite, as well as other inert solids, in a high-temperature base grease
Stinger ENVIRO Bucket

Stinger™ ENVIRO

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Bestolife
Tool Joint Lubricant

For nearly 80 years Bestolife has served the petroleum industry as the premiere thread compound manufacturer dedicated to producing the finest quality products for every situation. Bestolife has researched and formulated compounds for unique environments offering a diverse line-up of superior products to make a difference on your next project.

Copr Plus

Copr Plus

Copr Plus formula is an environmentally friendly non-lead non-zinc thread compound for rotary shouldered connections. Copr Plus provides galling and seizing protection for all types of wells under all environmental conditions.

Copr Plus Pumpable

Copr Plus Pumpable

Copr Plus Pumpable is an environmentally friendly non-lead non-zinc thread compound for rotary shouldered connections, developed for applications where automatic units are involved. Copr Plus Pumpable provides galling and seizing protection for all types of wells under all environmental conditions.

Cal Bronze

Cal Bronze®

Bestolife Cal Bronze® is an economical all purpose drill pipe and drill collar compound developed for hot, rugged, corrosive drilling conditions. Cal Bronze® is a copper/lead based compound recommended for drill collars in light to medium duty drilling, drill pipe, and for casing and tubing connections requiring a high temperature/high pressure thread compound.