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  1. CONTROLLING BARITE SAG CAN REDUCE DRILLING PROBLEMS

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 14 Feb 1994

    Mario Zamora, Dan Jefferson M I Drilling Fluids Co. Houston A new method for tracking drilling fluid density variations helps detect barite sag, which may contribute to drilling problems. The method is based in part on continuously

  2. SIMPLIFIED EQUATIONS IMPROVE "LUBRICATION" FOR WELL CONTROL

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 20 Dec 1993

    and two easy-to-use equations can improve "lubrication," a well control procedure used to displace gas with drilling fluid or completion fluid. The equations are used to make a pressure schedule for monitoring the initial pressure, the

  3. CALIFORNIA STUDY COMPARES NATURAL/ DRILLING DISCHARGE CONTAMINANTS OFFSHORE

    Magazine Articles

    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

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

    Magazine Articles

    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

  5. Norwegians develop new method to measure shaker screen performance

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 19 Nov 2007

    control is essential for optimum drilling fluid performance. This article presents ..... of the coarser particles in the drilling fluid . This makes it necessary to measure ..... VF, at a controlled rate. The drilling fluid is pumped through the pipe, L

  6. Equipment upgrades minimize drillstring fluid losses

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 2 Aug 1999

    contractors successfully reduced drilling - fluid losses during pipe-handling ..... elevation. Thus, as the column of drilling fluid discharges, it creates a very ..... Table 1). This assumes a drilling - fluid loss of 20%, draining through

  7. SPECIAL REPORT: Deepwater fluid displacement needs special approaches

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 25 Sep 2006

    mechanical aspects of displacing drilling fluid can benefit dramatically the economics ..... proper techniques for replacing drilling fluid with completion brine and thoroughly ..... completely on the first attempt all drilling fluid , residual mud solids, and mud

  8. HORIZONTAL WELLS-4 FLUID PROGRAM BUILT AROUND HOLE CLEANING, PROTECTING FORMATION

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 5 Nov 1990

    the selection of a nondamaging drilling fluid system possessing optimum hole ..... the downhole objective up. The drilling fluid should be designed to minimize ..... operations. The polymer-based drilling fluid category is somewhat broad, encompassing

  9. Yemen

    Online Articles

    Tue, 23 Mar 2010

    By OGJ editors HOUSTON, Mar. 23 – Oil and drilling fluid flowed at unstable rates on an open hole drillstem ..... measured depth, and the well is still recovering lost drilling fluid . Tests continued. The well topped fractured basement

  10. Governments, operators eyeing effects of synthetic-based drilling fluids

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 25 Sep 2000

    discharge of their synthetic-based drilling fluid contaminated cuttings. To comply ..... odor making them unacceptable for drilling fluid reuse. Accidental spills are ..... Ongoing dialog between operators, drilling - fluid service companies, and base

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