Managing, optimizing drilling fluids a challenge with deeper drilling

Managing produced water is one of the controversial environmental issues facing the oil and natural gas industry. This prototype of Wescorp Energy’s Total Fluids Solution oil/water separation unit was installed adjacent to storage tanks that are part of the operator’s treating facility. Photo courtesy of Wescorp Energy.Click here to enlarge imageManaging drilling fluids economically and optimizing their effectiveness while still keeping those operations environmentally benign can be among the trickiest balancing acts operators and drilling contractors face today.Those drilling fluids challenges are getting tougher as industry plunges into ever-deeper waters and penetrates ever-dee...

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