Future Solutions

Learning Objective:

  1. Use clays and polymers to achieve desired mud properties
  2. Apply water chemistry to the treatment of drilling fluids
  3. Perform complete API water-based mud and non-aqueous drilling fluids tests
  4. Evaluate the information on an API water-based and non-aqueous drilling fluid report
  5. Identify drilling fluid contaminants and prescribe corrective treatments
  6. Select water phase salinity and activity for bore hole stability
  7. Select non-aqueous fluids to meet drilling requirements and environmental concerns
  8. Manage non-aqueous drilling fluid systems
  9. Minimize formation damage to optimize well producibility

Training Methodology:

This course will be conducted along with formal lectures and interactive worked examples. Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples and case studies. There will be active discussion and video presentations. The sharing professional experiences and exchange will help solidify the gained knowledge. All training course materials will be provided.

Course Outlines:


Introduction to Drilling Fluid

  • Drilling fluid properties
  • Composition and properties of water-based drilling fluids
  • Analysis of API water-base mud and non-aqueous drilling fluid.




Analysis of API Water – Base Mud:

  • Identification and treatment of drilling fluid contaminants
  • Composition and properties of water-based and non- aqueous drilling fluid systems.




Selection of Water Base Mud:

  • Selection of water phase salinity for borehole stability
  • API water-based and non-aqueous drilling mud tests
  • Adjustment of non-aqueous drilling fluid properties.




API Water Base and Non-Aqueous

  • Managing invert emulsion fluid systems: rig preparation and displacement
  • Non-aqueous drilling fluids designed for environmental compliance.




Drill Care

  • Hole cleaning
  • Virtual hydraulics and real time measurements
  • Reservoir drill-in fluid system
  • Completions fluid

Equipment and Future Technologies

  • Solid control equipment
  • Emerging technologies
  • Course review and wrap up.