Drilling Fluids Processing Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750677752, 9780080477411

Drilling Fluids Processing Handbook

1st Edition

Authors: ASME Shale Shaker Committee
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677752
eBook ISBN: 9780080477411
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 19th November 2004
Page Count: 700
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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.

Key Features

· Written by a team of more than 20 of the world's foremost drilling experts, from such companies as Shell, Conoco, Amoco, and BP. · There has never been a book that pulls together such a vast array of materials and depth of topic coverage in the area of drilling fluids. · Covers quickly changing technology that updates the drilling engineer on all of the latest equipment, fluids, and techniques.


Drilling Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Derrick men, Students in petroleum engineering departments, managers or supervisors in any company, small or integrated, that deals with drilling.

Table of Contents

Biographies Preface

  1. Historical Perspective and Introduction
  2. Drilling Fluids
  3. Solids Calculation
  4. Cut Points
  5. Tank Arrangement
  6. Scalping Shakers and Gumbo Removal
  7. Shale Shakers
  8. Settling Pits
  9. Gas Busters, Separators, and Degassers
  10. Suspension, Agitation, and Mixing of Drilling Fluids
  11. Hydrocyclones
  12. Mud Cleaners
  13. Centrifuges
  14. Use of the Capture Equation to Evaluate the Performance of Mechanical Separation Equipment Used to Process Drilling Fluids
  15. Dilution
  16. Waste Management
  17. The AC Induction Motor
  18. Centrifugal Pumps
  19. Solids Control in Underbalanced Drilling
  20. Smooth Operations Appendix Glossary Index


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