This week, host Brock Yordy talks strategies for cutting water use during drilling. It’s Ask Brock episode 167.

“In reality, we always are going to need some sort of fluid to help with slurry, to help with cooling,” Yordy says. Yet, there are plenty of ways to reduce the amount needed, depending on the geology, rig capabilities and project goals.

In this episode, he discusses:

  • What water does during the drilling process
  • Building a low-fluids drilling program
  • Augering
  • Air drilling
  • Cable-tool drilling
  • Sonic drilling
  • Foam drilling

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