Chapter 2 – Drilling Fluids

  title={Chapter 2 – Drilling Fluids},
  author={Fred Growcock},
Publisher Summary A drilling fluid, or mud, is any fluid that is used in a drilling operation in which that fluid is circulated or pumped from the surface, down the drill string, through the bit, and back to the surface via the annulus. The most critical function that a drilling fluid performs is to minimize the concentration of cuttings around the drill bit and throughout the well bore. In doing so, the fluid itself assumes this cuttings burden, and if the cuttings are not removed from the… CONTINUE READING

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