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Drilling Fluid and MUD System

Course Purposes

This course will take participants through a comprehensive look at the functions of drilling fluids. It will address how to engineer a mud system, as well as cover water based, oil based, and synthetic mud systems.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participants are able to:
  •   Know the basic rules to design a mud program.
  •   Understand the importance of drilling fluids when drilling a well.
  •   Understand how to select an appropriate fluid.
  •   Know how to select the needed information.
  •  Organize the technical data within a program.

Course Contents

  Historical Perspective and Introduction
  •   Scope
  •  Purpose
  •   Introduction
  •   Historical Perspective
  •   Comments
  •   Waste Management
  Drilling Fluids
  •   Drilling Fluid Systems
  •   Characterization of Solids in Drilling Fluids
  •   Properties of Drilling Fluids
  •   Hole Cleaning
  •   Drilling Fluid Products
  •   Health, Safety, and Environment and Waste Management
  Solids Calculation
 Cut Points
  •   How to Determine Cut Point Curves
  •  Cut Point Data: Shale Shaker Example
  Scalping Shakers and Gumbo Removal   Shale Shakers
  •   How a Shale Shaker Screens Fluid
  •   Shaker Description
  •   Shale Shaker Limits
  •   Shaker Development Summary
  •   Shale Shaker Design
  •   Selection of Shale Shakers
  •   Cascade Systems
  •   Dryer Shakers
  •   Shaker User’s Guide
  •   Screen Cloths
  •   Factors Affecting Percentage-Separated Curves
  •   Non-Oilfield Drilling Uses of Shale Shakers
<strong super;"="">  Settling Pits
  •   Settling Rates
  •   Comparison of Settling Rates of Barite and Low-Gravity Drilled Solids
  •   Comments
  •   Bypassing the Shale Shaker
  Gas Busters, Separators, and Degassers
  •   Introduction: General Comments on Gas Cutting
  •   Shale Shakers and Gas Cutting
  •   Desanders, Desilters, and Gas Cutting
  •   Centrifuges and Gas Cutting
  •   Basic Equipment for Handling Gas-Cut Mud
  •   Atmospheric Separators
  •   West Texas Separator
  Pressurized Separators
  •   Commercial Separator/Flare Systems
  •   Degasser Operations
  •  Degasser Types
  •   Pump Degassers or Atmospheric Degassers
  •   Magna-VacTM Degasser
  Points About Separators and Separation

Course Recipients

  This course is suited for
  •    Mud Engineers, drilling engineers.
  •    Drilling rig key personnel.


5 Days

Methodology of teaching

Classroom lectures & Videos


Core Certificate

Available DATE

Duration Start End
5 Days 2018-01-21 2018-01-25 Apply

5 Days 2018-03-04 2018-03-08 Apply

5 Days 2018-07-15 2018-07-19 Apply

5 Days 2018-09-16 2018-09-20 Apply

5 Days 2018-12-02 2018-12-06 Apply

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