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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. CALIFORNIA STUDY COMPARES NATURAL/ DRILLING DISCHARGE CONTAMINANTS OFFSHORE

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    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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. CORE BIT DESIGN REDUCES MUD INVASION, IMPROVES ROP

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    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. 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

  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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