This week, we take a question about sticky clay from a driller named, um, Clay. He asks about heading off issues while drilling in sticky shale and clay. It’s Ask Brock 215. 

“Clay does not have to be hard,” Yordy says. “The first thing we need to think about is, if we get it wet, it’s going to become sticky.” 

That leads to booting, swelling, high-torque and a whole host of other issues that work against successful projects. We go back to Clay Drilling 101 to help. 

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