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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.