Drilling Fluids and Solids Control
About the Skill Module
Drilling fluids impact all aspects of the drilling operation, including drilling the formations, maintaining a clean and stable wellbore, gathering data from the wellbore, and maximizing productivity of the hydrocarbon resource. Proper selection of a drilling fluid can allow optimum performance in each of these areas. Fluid processing solids control allows cost-effective maintenance of fluid properties. This skill module addresses these topics at an awareness competency level.
Target AudienceTechnical staff, business professionals, technicians, analysts and other non-technical staff who are involved with but have limited experience with drilling operations.
You Will Learn
Participants will learn how to:
- Identify functions of drilling fluids
- Explain fluid types and their selection criteria
- Identify fluid properties, how they are measured, and additives used to control them
- Explain benefits of solids control, solids control equipment function, and system configuration