PTE331 Drilling Fluids – Lab
[0–3, 1 cr.]
Drilling fluids: functions, types, properties, testing and controls; mud characteristics: lime muds and polymer muds, determination and measurement; clay hydration; effects of various additives on mud properties; filtration, thinning agents, rheological models, and liquid and solid determination. Fracturing fluid rheology and proppant characterization. Laboratory reports are required.
Co-requisite: PTE330 Well Drilling.