In episode 88 of Ask Brock, discusses tips for making up a good drilling mud recipe. He helps sort out available types of products and the downhole conditions you might need to account for to optimize performance on drilling jobs.
“Drilling fluids are a system,” Yordy says a mentor told him. Systems don’t always have to be complex to work as intended.
Different geologies, of course, may require different systems, but he says starts with good, not-too-hard water. Then comes a quality bentonite. Other additives, he says, depend on the geology, project goals and driller preference. The important thing is to have good filtration control and inhibition of solids, but also the flexibility to rebuild those qualities as drilling progresses. Check out today’s episode to hear more.
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