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Basic Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology

Basic Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology

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Published by: Muhammad Waqas on May 21, 2012
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Viscosity is the resistance to flow. It is the resistance that the drilling fluid offers to flow
when pumped. It affects the ability of the drilling fluid to lift the cuttings out of the borehole.
It is dependent on the amount and character of the suspended solids.

Viscosity is ordinarily measured in the field using a Marsh Funnel. The funnel is filled with
one quart of drilling fluid, and the elapsed time to empty the funnel is recorded in seconds.
The measurement of Funnel Viscosity is sec/qt (seconds per quart). This value is
normally maintained between 40 and 50.

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