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  1. BP reports static kill working on Macondo well in Gulf of Mexico

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    Mon, 9 Aug 2010

    condition, meaning the hydrostatic pressure of the drilling mud offset the reservoir pressure—the desired outcome ..... Aug. 3. BP PLC, operator of Macondo, pumped heavy drilling mud into the top of the well for about 8 hr starting at

  2. A primer on underbalanced drilling

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    Mon, 1 Dec 2003

    1. Drilling mud weighted with bentonite or other heavy material is used to create a ..... system drilling enables the safe use of a lighter-than-conventional drilling mud , thus avoiding loss circulation and differentially stuck pipe issues

  3. MUD BASED CEMENTING MATERIAL CUTS DRILLING COSTS

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    Mon, 26 Oct 1992

    consists of blast furnace slag and drilling mud . Shell said it can save operators ..... Shell Offshore Inc. has used the drilling mud conversion technology in more than ..... D.C. S-MIX USE The slag/ drilling mud mixture (S-mix) has been used

  4. CORE TESTS HELP PREVENT FORMATION DAMAGE IN HORIZONTAL WELLS

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    Mon, 2 Aug 1993

    Laboratories Ltd. Calgary Simulating drilling mud invasion in cores helped determine ..... entrainment of solids contained in the drilling mud . The solids include mud additives ..... equipment. Proper simulation of drilling mud invasion into the formation allows

  5. Shaker Screens—API standardizes criteria for solids separation

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    Mon, 20 Feb 2006

    screens should simplify the screen selection process and provide screens that will efficiently filter cuttings from drilling mud . This article is the first of two that will provide a practical guide to shaker screen selection using API RP 13C-compliant

  6. AIR DRILLING HAS SOME PLUSES FOR HORIZONTAL WELLS

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    Mon, 8 Apr 1991

    has some distinct advantages over drilling mud . They are: Significant increase ..... are designed to be run using drilling mud as the power source. The significant differences between drilling mud and air have led to problems in

  7. PYRAMID SHAKER SCREENS HELP REDUCE OIL MUD LOSSES

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    Mon, 17 Jul 1995

    corrugated pyramid screens on a dryer in second stage mud and cuttings cleaning helped recover a large volume of oil-based drilling mud to save more than $60,000 in mud costs. Amoco Sharjah Oil Co. has conducted an extensive drilling program in the

  8. Offsite oil field waste disposal varies across U.S.

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    Mon, 17 Nov 1997

    John A. Veil Argonne National Laboratory Washington, D.C . These drilling mud disposal pits are in Ector County, Tex. (photo courtesy of Russ Hickerson). These disposal pits in Ector County, Tex

  9. New model predicts oil, synthetic mud densities

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    Mon, 25 Apr 2005

    New model predicts oil, synthetic mud densities A simple equation allows engineers to model downhole drilling mud densities for several types of base fluids.

  10. Regulatory complexity governs rail, truck oil field transportation

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2014

    North Dakota. North Dakota defines solid waste to include wastes from oil field related activities, such as brine, drilling mud , invert mud, tank-bottom sediment, pipe scale, and fly ash used for pit reclamation. Transporting solid waste requires a permit

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