Solids Control – Introduction

Solids Control - Introduction

Solids present in the mud will directly affect mud and well costs, and can affect drilling rates, hydraulics, rig equipment, and is also a major cause of stuck pipe and lost circulation.

 Volume, size and type of solids present in the mud can influence the:

  • mudgradient
  • viscosity and gel strengths
  • fluid loss
  • filter cake.

Mechanical Treatment

Solids contamination of drilling fluids is the single most costly mud control problem. Mechanical treatment is the most economical means of treatment and must begin . . .

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