Drilling Mud Books

  • API SPEC 13A Standard for Exploration & Production

    This International Standard covers physical properties and test procedures for materials manufactured for use in oil- and gas-well drilling fluids. The materials covered are barite, haematite, bentonite, nontreated bentonite, OCMA-grade bentonite, attapulgite, sepiolite, technical-grade low-viscosity carboxymethylcellulose (CMC-LVT), ...

  • API RP 13D Standard for Exploration & Production

    The objective of this Recommended Practice (RP) is to provide a basic understanding of and guidance about drilling fluid rheology and hydraulics, and their application to drilling operations.The target audience for this RP covers both the office and wellsite engineer. The complexity of the equations used is such that a competent engineer can use a ...

  • API RP 13B-1 Standard for Exploration & Production

    This part of ISO 10414 provides standard procedures for determining the following characteristics of water-based drilling fluids:drilling fluid density (mud weight);viscosity and gel strength;filtration;water, oil and solids contents;sand content;methylene blue capacity;pH;alkalinity and lime ...

  • API RP 13B-2 Standard for Exploration & Production

    This Recommended Practice provides standard procedures for determining the following characteristics of oil-based drilling fluids:a) drilling fluid density (mud weight);b) viscosity and gel strength;c) filtration;d) oil, water and solids contents;e) alkalinity, chloride content and calcium content;f) electrical stability;g) lime ...

  • API RP 13I Standard for Exploration & Production

    This International Standard provides procedures for the laboratory testing of both drilling fluid materials and drilling fluid physical, chemical and performance properties. It is applicable to both water-based and oil-based drilling fluids, as well as the base or 'make-up' fluid.It is not applicable as a detailed manual on drilling fluid control ...

  • Drilling Data Handbook

    The first edition of the Drilling Data Handbook was published in 1950. Over the more than six following decades the book has been constantly improved, adding lots of new technologies and equipment over the course of its eight updated editions. But its key principle is to remain familiar and friendly to ...

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