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Subsurface Conditions Do Impact Your Drill Fluid

By Brian Dorwart, P.E., P.G., Brierley Associates

J. Mark Hutchinson, Right Turn Supply

and Dennis Duty, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products

Brierley’s Brian Dorwart joins J. Mark Hutchinson of Right Turn Supply and Dennis Duty of Baroid Industrial Drilling to discuss the importance of drill fluid testing to improve performance of the drill and optimize daily production rates.

Some of the soil reaction challenges covered in this article include: flocculation, thick filter cake, bit wear, and cuttings clogging the hole and provides solutions that can be achieved by designing a drill fluid program in advance of construction.

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