Drilling Fluids Processing Handbook


  • . ASME Shale Shaker Committee

Written by the Shale Shaker Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, originally of the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the authors of this book are some of the most well-respected names in the world for drilling. The first edition, Shale Shakers and Drilling Fluid Systems, was only on shale shakers, a very important piece of machinery on a drilling rig that removes drill cuttings. The original book has been much expanded to include many other aspects of drilling solids control, including chapters on drilling fluids, cut-point curves, mud cleaners, and many other pieces of equipment that were not covered in the original book.
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Drilling Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Derrick men, Students in petroleum engineering departments, managers or supervisors in any company, small or integrated, that deals with drilling.


Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7775-2

Table of Contents

BiographiesPreface1. Historical Perspective and Introduction2. Drilling Fluids3. Solids Calculation4. Cut Points5. Tank Arrangement 6. Scalping Shakers and Gumbo Removal7. Shale Shakers8. Settling Pits9. Gas Busters, Separators, and Degassers10. Suspension, Agitation, and Mixing of Drilling Fluids11. Hydrocyclones12. Mud Cleaners13. Centrifuges14. Use of the Capture Equation to Evaluate the Performance of Mechanical Separation Equipment Used to Process Drilling Fluids15. Dilution16. Waste Management17. The AC Induction Motor18. Centrifugal Pumps19. Solids Control in Underbalanced Drilling20. Smooth OperationsAppendixGlossaryIndex