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1.2 The five main tasks of a drilling fluid
2. Mud circulation loop and its components
3. Drilling fluid viscosity control
3.1.1 Structure of Montmorillonite
3.1.2 Interaction between clay particles
3.2.1 Fundamental structure of polymers
4. Hydraulic friction in the circulating system
4.1 Head loss
4.2.2 Annular flow
4.2.3 Shear rate and effective viscosity
4.2.4 Laminar pressure loss example
4.3 Turbulent pipe flow
4.4 Singularity losses
5. Removal of cuttings from under the bit
5.1 Cuttings removal process
5.2 Boundary conditions of the drilling process
5.2.1 Friction loss increases with depth
5.2.2 Annular flow velocity limitations
5.3 Optimizing ROP, liner by liner
5.4 Optimizing the complete well
6.1.1 Slip velocity of perfect spheres
6.1.2 Slip velocity of imperfect spheres
6.2 Hole cleaning in inclinded wells
6.2.1 Mechanistic model
6.2.2 Empirical model
6.2.3 Effect of barite segregation
7. Keeping wellbore within maximum and minimum pressure; ECD-control
7.1 Density control
7.2 ECD factors
7.2.1 Mud density vs. temperature and pressure
7.2.2 Annular friction
7.2.3 Effect of cuttings
7.2.4 Surge & swab
7.2.5 Other effects
7.3 Temperature variation
7.3.1 Ocean and wellbore temperature profile
7.3.2 Conduction
7.4.3 Convection
7.4.4 Numerical solution
8. Keeping the wellbore stable
8.1 Wellbore stability problems
8.2 Filtration control
8.3 Mechanical stability
8.4 Chemical stability
8.3.4 Downhole problems
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Drilling Fluid Engineering

Drilling Fluid Engineering

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