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  1. 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

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

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    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

  3. Nozzle flow modeled for rotary drillbit design

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    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

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

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    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

  5. 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

  6. SIMPLIFIED EQUATIONS IMPROVE "LUBRICATION" FOR WELL CONTROL

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    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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