drilling fluid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drilling fluid a mixture of clays and chemicals and water; pumped down the drill pipe to lubricate and cool the drilling bit and to flush out the cuttings and to strengthen the sides of the hole
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Usage

In literature:

One solution is soaking the seeds overnight, rinsing them frequently until they begin to sprout, and fluid drilling them.
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In news:

During drilling of the first well, it became obvious that MPD techniques were required to lower equivalent circulating density (ECD), minimize fluid losses and prevent stuck pipe.
Nabors Drilling officials tell The Bismarck Tribune that no fluids spilled when the rig's tall derrick collapsed.
SAN ANTONIO —M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, has released the RHADIANT ultra high-temperature non-aqueous drilling fluid system.
This system eliminates drilling fluid product degradation, prevents wellbore control issues such as barite sag and provides a thin filter cake for enhanced logging conditions.
M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company, today announced the release of the RHADIANT† ultra-high temperature non-aqueous drilling fluid system.
Workers have stopped the flow of drilling fluid s from a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania that leaked the chemical-laced water for two days following an equipment problem.
16 cattle drop dead after apparently drinking from a mysterious fluid adjacent to a natural gas drilling rig .
Zenyatta drilled a fluid six furlongs in 1:11 4/5 on morning of Oct 30 at Hollywood Park.
The drilling fluid is mixed with fly ash from the AES Shady Point coal-fired generation plant in nearby Panama, Okla.
TEAM Energy, an Acteon company, contracted for three years to provide Total with technical personnel for its drilling, fluids & well operations.
Amid increasingly difficult drilling challenges, operators look to only the best drilling fluids – irrespective of cost.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has directed Chesapeake Energy Corp. To supply information in connection with the discharge of drilling fluids from a natural gas well last week in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pa.
Operators have lost control of a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania, leading to a spill of fluids used in the drilling process.
They provide the means to drill a well – powering the drawworks, pumping fluids down the wellbore and separating cuttings upon their return.
Descriptions on polymer drilling fluids currently offered, including products from Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, Century Products, CETCO Drilling Products, I.E.S.
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In science:

Fluid Flow and Transport at Depth: Very little is currently known about fluid flow and transport at depth because drill-hole experiments are so limiting, providing small rock samples altered by the drilling process.
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