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  1. Norwegians develop new method to measure shaker screen performance

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    Mon, 19 Nov 2007

  2. SPECIAL REPORT: Deepwater fluid displacement needs special approaches

    Techniques that consider all the chemical and mechanical aspects of displacing drilling fluid can benefit dramatically the economics and effectiveness of well completions in deep water.

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    Mon, 25 Sep 2006

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

    Floyd Harvey Milpark Drilling Fluids Houston The potentially severe borehole problems intrinsic with horizontal drilling can be minimized dramatically with the selection of a nondamaging drilling fluid system possessing optimum hole cleaning and lubrication capabilities. Drilling fluids for ...

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    Mon, 5 Nov 1990

  4. Yemen

    Oil and drilling fluid flowed at unstable rates on an open hole drillstem test at the Oil Search Ltd. Al Meashar-1 exploratory well in Block 7 in Yemen’s Shabwa basin.

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    Tue, 23 Mar 2010

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

    By yearend, rig operators in the UK Continental Shelf will have reduced to zero the discharge of their synthetic-based drilling fluid contaminated cuttings.

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    Mon, 25 Sep 2000

  6. CORE BIT DESIGN REDUCES MUD INVASION, IMPROVES ROP

    Graham Clydesdale Security DBS Aberdeen Andre Leseultre Etienne Lamine Security DBS Brussels A recently developed core bit reduces fluid invasion in the cut core by minimizing the exposure to the drilling fluid and by increasing the rate of penetration (ROP). A high ROP during coring is one of the ...

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    Mon, 8 Aug 1994

  7. Temperature model provides information for well control

    Equations [20,865 bytes] Equations [20,094 bytes] The misinterpretation of well bore signals, especially those concerning drilling - fluid temperatures and volumetric expansion, has been identified as a key problem when drilling high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) wells offshore Norway. Several ...

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    Mon, 14 Sep 1998

  8. Equipment upgrades minimize drillstring fluid losses

    Several Canadian and U.S. onshore drilling contractors successfully reduced drilling - fluid losses during pipe-handling operations by installing mud-bucket/spill-tray assemblies, vacuum systems, integrated rig-floor troughs, and splash guards.

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    Mon, 2 Aug 1999

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

    Mario Zamora M-I Drilling Fluids LLC Houston Two evolutionary concepts, virtual hydraulics and virtual rheology, have significantly improved the understanding and application of drilling fluid rheology and the hydraulics of oil-based and synthetic-based muds. When combined to form the core of a ...

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    Mon, 3 Mar 1997

  10. Underbalanced drilling requires downhole pressure management

    Controlling downhole-pressure fluctuations while drilling underbalanced reduces formation damage, avoids lost circulation, and minimizes differential sticking. One of the primary methods used to drill underbalanced is gas injection. It decreases the density of the drilling fluid and creates a ...

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    Mon, 16 Jun 1997

  11. EQUIPMENT/SOFTWARE/LITERATURE

    A 6 page brochure discusses the Sildril silicate-base drilling fluid system that provides shale inhibition and environmental compliance.

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    Mon, 17 Jan 2000

  12. Downhole valve facilitates underbalanced drilling

    Pinnacle Operating Co. Inc., Shreveport, La. successfully used a new downhole 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 ...

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    Mon, 7 Jan 2002

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