Pushing the Drilling Fluids Envelope with Dr. Charles Landis

On today’s Drilling In-Site, episode 12, we speak with Dr. Charles Landis. He got his Ph.D. in geology from Texas Tech, and has spent much of the decades since pushing the envelope on drilling and completion fluids in and out of the oil patch. He’s currently chief technology officer for Integrity Bio-Chem, leading a mission to “provide innovative chemical solutions” for the industry. We brought Landis on to hear more about that development process.

“There are two great vehicles for entering the American private sector market: there are people who are in trouble, and people who are growing their business,” Landis says of developing new products. Both can give good field-tested results, he says, but working with each as an innovator requires a different approach.