Drilling Fluid Odor Control

Stop odor-causing emissions from oil-based drilling mud.

Odor Control You Can Dig

Fluid (called “drilling mud”) is used when drilling oil and gas wells to lubricate and cool bits, lift cuttings, and counterbalance pressure. Often, drilling mud is oil-based and produces strong, offensive odors like that of gasoline, paint thinner, or ether.

In urban drilling projects, these odors can cause complaints from neighbors, unwanted attention from regulation groups, and even heavy fines. When mixed into drilling mud, Ecosorb® additives eliminate odor-causing emissions.

Odor Sources

Muds based from:

  • Diesel
  • Kerosene
  • Fuel oil
  • Crude oil
  • Mineral oil

Benefits of Ecosorb


Ecosorb uses the natural power of plant oils to remove odors produced by drilling fluids.


Non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, and no harmful VOCs.


Proven by independent and customer labs to reduce volatile emissions.


OMI’s R&D group can develop custom Ecosorb blends based on odor source.

How to Use

Using Ecosorb additives is as simple as pouring into mud mixing systems — making it an efficient, cost effective odor control option. Injection ranges from 100-500 ppm, and custom blends can be developed based on application.

Packaging Options
  • 5-gallon pails
  • 55-gallon drums
  • 275-gallon totes

Learn more about custom odor solutions for your industry