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Title: Optimizing drilling performance using a selected drilling fluid

Abstract

To improve drilling performance, a drilling fluid is selected based on one or more criteria and to have at least one target characteristic. Drilling equipment is used to drill a wellbore, and the selected drilling fluid is provided into the wellbore during drilling with the drilling equipment. The at least one target characteristic of the drilling fluid includes an ability of the drilling fluid to penetrate into formation cuttings during drilling to weaken the formation cuttings.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. Coral Springs, FL
  3. West Jordan, UT
  4. Houston, TX
  5. The Woodlands, TX
  6. (Cypress, TX)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Terratek Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT); Baker Hughes, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016721
Patent Number(s):
7,926,588
Application Number:
US Patent Application 12/337,198
Assignee:
Terratek Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT); Baker Hughes, Inc. (Houston, TX) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-02NT41657
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Judzis, Arnis, Black, Alan D, Green, Sidney J, Robertson, Homer A, Bland, Ronald G, Curry, David Alexander, and Ledgerwood, III, Leroy W. Optimizing drilling performance using a selected drilling fluid. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Judzis, Arnis, Black, Alan D, Green, Sidney J, Robertson, Homer A, Bland, Ronald G, Curry, David Alexander, & Ledgerwood, III, Leroy W. Optimizing drilling performance using a selected drilling fluid. United States.
Judzis, Arnis, Black, Alan D, Green, Sidney J, Robertson, Homer A, Bland, Ronald G, Curry, David Alexander, and Ledgerwood, III, Leroy W. Tue . "Optimizing drilling performance using a selected drilling fluid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016721.
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title = {Optimizing drilling performance using a selected drilling fluid},
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abstractNote = {To improve drilling performance, a drilling fluid is selected based on one or more criteria and to have at least one target characteristic. Drilling equipment is used to drill a wellbore, and the selected drilling fluid is provided into the wellbore during drilling with the drilling equipment. The at least one target characteristic of the drilling fluid includes an ability of the drilling fluid to penetrate into formation cuttings during drilling to weaken the formation cuttings.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
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