drilling mud


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drilling mud

[′dril·iŋ ‚məd]
(materials)
A suspension of finely divided heavy material, such as bentonite and barite, pumped through the drill pipe during rotary drilling to seal off porous zones and flush out chippings, and to lubricate and cool the bit. Also known as drilling fluid.
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News of that drilling mud loss unnecessarily alarmed a number of people, Swanson noted.
Department of Energy (DOE) funded project which entails developing smart cement and drilling mud for real-time monitoring of oil well installation and performance during the service life.
This requirement also extends to the supply of drilling mud chemicals, like barite ore, an important industrial mineral used as a weighing agent in drilling mud by oil producing companies in the oil and gas industry.
Years ago, a utility contractor whose equipment yard was on several acres of vacant land said he brought drilling mud back and dumped it there.
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Wireline fluid sampling from an Upper Cretaceous aged reservoir has recovered a mixture of drilling mud, drilling mud filtrate and oil.
The valve has been used successfully time after time to relieve pressure on drilling mud pumps, www.
Due to high pressures and substantial mud losses in the wellbore, the well has been plugged back and will be redrilled with an amended casing and drilling mud program to accommodate the high gas pressures.
The combination of Schlumberger real-time downhole formation sampling measurements with Geoservices' drilling mud analysis will help customers better identify and react to drilling hazards, while the combination of mud logging with Schlumberger formation evaluation measurements will bring more complete understanding of rock lithology and fluid content.
The measurement and maintenance of the quality of drilling mud is a key component to the cost-effective drilling of new oil wells.
Hunting Trenchless has introduced a new directional drilling mud motor with a design the company says sets it apart from conventional mud motors.