Drilling FluidsFLU/FLUE

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive understanding of drilling fluids characteristics.
Audience :
  • Drilling and completion professionals involved in drilling and engineering.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • FUNCTIONS OF DRILLING FLUIDS

  • PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

      • Specific gravity.
      • Rheology.
      • Filtration.
      • Alkalinity.
      • Chloride.
      • Hardness.
  • TYPES OF FLUIDS

      • Water base mud.
      • Oil base mud.
  • SHALE INHIBITION

      • Types of shale.
      • Chemical and physical inhibition.
  • MECHANICAL & WASTE TREATMENT

      • Function.
      • Selection of equipment and layout.
      • Separation ranges.
      • Overall efficiency.
      • Waste treatment:
      • Solidification.
      • Reinjection.
      • Desorption.
  • TROUBLESHOOTING

      • Losses:
      • Detection.
      • Analysis and decision chart.
      • Treatment.
      • Hole cleaning:
      • Vertical well.
      • Deviated and horizontal wells.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • acquire a thorough knowledge of drilling fluids and rheology,
  • learn how to choose the right equipment for solid removal,
  • learn how to communicate efficiently with a drilling fluid specialist.

Ways & Means

  • Exercises.
  • Application to a real case (project) for participants in the “Drilling & Completion Engineering” training course (page 154).