Water dilution and subsequent disposal of the excessive mud volume into drilling reserve pits were the simplest ways of dealing with inefficient solids control systems.Properties of all drilling muds tested are shown in Table 1. The only drilling mud used for the full-scale test was the non-dispersed spud mud with limited filtration control.Continue reading “Dewatering Process Efficiency and Effects”
Solids control is very important in drilling fluids management. High volumes solids in mud can damage and increase wear on equipment and can place unnecessary pressure on the formation downhole.
The rule of solids control is always the same: Success to any method of solids control is achieved when cuttings are kept intact from bit to surface.
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A one-step, unique solids control system can simultaneously discard small and large particles from the mud. The one-step solids control fluid conditioning can deliver desirable rheological properties and a reasonable size range for the suspended material.