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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. Equipment upgrades minimize drillstring fluid losses

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    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

  3. 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

  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 ..... 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. Rheologic and hydraulic parameter integration improves drilling operations

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    Mon, 8 Feb 1999

    integrating both rheological and hydraulic criteria during the design phase, instead of delegating a passive role to drilling fluid properties while placing greater emphasis on mud pump parameters. Other important constraints, such as borehole

  7. Downhole valve facilitates underbalanced drilling

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    Mon, 7 Jan 2002

    deployment valve in an underbalanced drilling application to avoid formation damage, save rig time, and minimize drilling fluid costs in its Whitney 19 No. 1, North Louisiana sweet gas well, drilled in the James Lime trend. Underbalanced

  8. Nozzle flow modeled for rotary drillbit design

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 27 Jun 2005

    distribution on drillbits affects the performance of the drilling fluid flow from the bit. This article is about the internal ..... suitable for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids as drilling fluid slurries. Bit workings Drillers require a high ejection

  9. Low permeability filter cake limits damage from high-pH drilling fluids

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 17 Feb 1997

    cores after invasion by high-pH drilling fluid filtrate (Fig. 1). Changing ..... formation. The pH value of the drilling fluid filtrate was about 9 and that ..... particle size distribution of the drilling fluid ( Table 5 [27836 bytes

  10. CONTROLLING BARITE SAG CAN REDUCE DRILLING PROBLEMS

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    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

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