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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