Schlumberger
Oilfield Glossary
Oilfield Glossary
Language:
Search by Discipline
Terms beginning with:
# A B C D E F
G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T
U V W X Y Z
Tools

tall oil

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
An oil produced by conifer trees that yields both saturated and unsaturated (double- and triple-bond) fatty acids. These acids are the raw materials used in the manufacture of many drilling-fluid additives, such as emulsifiers, oil-wetting agents and lubricants.
See: fatty acid