Drilling Fluid Functions and Properties

The following table presents the main drilling fluid functions and properties.

 

FUNCTION

RELEVANT PROPERTY

OF MUD AND RIG

SYSTEM

EFFECT OF PROPERTY

ON PENETRATION RATE

AND BOREHOLE

 …

Minimum Stock Requirements

The minimum stock requirements listed in the following tables shall be at the rig site prior to spud and maintained at all times.

Note: The approval of the Superintendent Operations is required to…

Drilling Fluids: Monitoring and Reporting

1. Responsibilities for Routine Monitoring of the Drilling Fluid

The Toolpusher shall ensure that a suitably trained crew member is in attendance at the shale shaker and active pit at all times while…

Mud Policy

This document describes the key elements for drilling fluids policy.

Mud Weight

The mud weight (ppg) shall be maintained as per the drilling programme and should provide a minimum overbalance of 75…

Drilling Fluids Responsibilities

The correct selection, engineering and maintenance of drilling fluids is critical to the success of the drilling operations. Each member of the rig team must understand their responsibilities to…