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  1. 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

  2. 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


    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

  4. 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 test ..... measured depth, and the well is still recovering lost drilling fluid . Tests continued. The well topped fractured basement

  5. 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

  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. Temperature model provides information for well control

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 14 Sep 1998

    especially those concerning drilling - fluid temperatures and volumetric expansion ..... Expansion or contraction of the drilling fluid in the well has also been shown ..... under a condition of cooling. The drilling fluid at bottom is heated in the process


    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 8 Aug 1994

    minimizing the exposure to the drilling fluid and by increasing the rate of ..... exposure time of the core to the drilling fluid and creating a protective film around the core. 3 A nondamaging drilling fluid and reduction of the differential

  9. Practical Drilling Technology OGJ SPECIAL Virtual rheology and hydraulics improve use of oil and synthetic-based muds

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 3 Mar 1997

    understanding and application of drilling fluid rheology and the hydraulics of ..... data are not available for the drilling fluid in use, field readings must be ..... Recent analytical improvements in drilling fluid rheology and hydraulics can be

  10. Underbalanced drilling requires downhole pressure management

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 16 Jun 1997

    injection. It decreases the density of the drilling fluid and creates a condition where the bottom hole ..... environment are: Well bore geometry Types of drilling fluid and injection gas Drilling fluid pump rates and gas injection rates Surface

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