Land Challenges Land Challenges
Shale Inhibition Water-based drilling fluids often outperform non-aqueous drilling fluids in terms of ECD management; reservoir analysis; environment, health and safety protection; and penetration rates.
Contaminants Contamination of the drilling fluid system can come from any one of the following sources: materials coming from the formation, thermal degradation of organics in mud, or aeration or over-treatment at the surface.
Lost Circulation Lost circulation occurs when drilling fluid is lost to the formation through porous, vugular or fractured formations.
HPHT High temperature, high pressure (HTHP) usually imposes the most severe restraints and critical requirements within the oilfield.