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  1. Special Report: Pre-Caspian basin wells in salt-gypsum beds require an optimized drilling fluid

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    Mon, 1 Feb 2010

    Caspian basin requires an optimized drilling fluid . The fluid must effectively inhibit ..... absorbing water. This contaminates drilling fluid and causes such incidents as borehole ..... bed requires a high-density drilling fluid . This, however, can easily

  2. CATIONIC POLYMER DRILLING FLUID CAN SOMETIMES REPLACE OIL-BASED MUD

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    Mon, 16 Mar 1992

    developed cationic polymer/brine drilling fluid (CBF) system, tested in a number ..... Research developed the cationic drilling fluid for the special requirements of ..... 1 The success of the cationic drilling fluid on core wells led to the tailoring

  1. Special Report: New olefin-based drilling fluid improves operational, environmental profile

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    Mon, 2 Mar 2009

    A nonaqueous drilling fluid system engineered with a low-viscosity synthetic ..... system delivers an enhanced health and safety profile. Drilling fluid drivers Companies select a drilling fluid based on the technical demands of a specific application

  2. MIXED METAL HYDROXIDE DRILLING FLUID MINIMIZES WELL BORE WASHOUTS

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    Mon, 28 Sep 1992

    mixed metal hydroxide (MMH) drilling fluid , instead of a conventional polymer ..... rheology. A fully functional drilling fluid system, based on this unusual ..... cleaning problem. An MMH-based drilling fluid was selected because the exceptional

  3. CATIONIC DRILLING FLUID IMPROVES ROP IN REACTIVE FORMATIONS

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    Mon, 8 Jun 1992

    is obtainable with the cationic drilling fluid . Field results indicate that the cationic polymer drilling fluid system: Improves shale stabilization ..... available. Nearly all water-based drilling fluid polymers in use today are anionic

  4. OGJ FOCUS: Rig-site equipment determines drilling fluid weight material sag

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    Mon, 11 Jan 2010

    signal. For a suspension such as a drilling fluid , change in signal response makes ..... with the gel structures in the drilling fluid and promote sag, it is, however ..... degree this is useful as a general drilling fluid sag measurement tool. The drilling

  5. Drilling fluid type affects elastomer selection

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    Mon, 26 Oct 1998

    942 bytes]). Because of drilling - fluid /elastomer incompatibility ..... formulation. In a synthetic drilling fluid , the aqueous phase (water or ..... chunks of rubber appear in the drilling - fluid returns from the well bore

  6. DRAG REDUCING ADDITIVES IMPROVE DRILLING FLUID HYDRAULICS

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    Mon, 13 Mar 1995

    to the lubricity functions of a drilling fluid (for example, reducing drillstring ..... When a drag reducer is added to a drilling fluid , the following are expected on ..... qualities. For example, Baroid Drilling Fluid 's Barazan mud additive is based

  7. CALIFORNIA STUDY COMPARES NATURAL/ DRILLING DISCHARGE CONTAMINANTS OFFSHORE

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    Mon, 4 May 1992

    Cambridge, Mass. An analysis of drilling fluid and cuttings discharges in the ..... consumption (discharge) of individual drilling fluid constituents, particularly the ..... cuttings, still carrying some drilling fluid solids, were discharged to the

  8. Lime-free oil-base mud proves effective in high temperature, CO2 environments

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    Mon, 10 Sep 2001

    established a lime-free, oil-based drilling fluid system as the best option for ..... others. The newly engineered drilling fluid system represents the latest development ..... casing with a 9.2 ppg synthetic drilling fluid and drills ahead to total depth

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