Rotary ONE Services Drilling Fluids is a Certified MHA TERO Contractor working several projects on Native American Tribal Lands in NORTH DAKOTA and MONTANA.
With service in TEXAS, NEW MEXICO and OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AREA, we strive on bringing quality products and Professional Engineering Services to you.
Oil Based Mud (OBM) is used for many reasons such as increased lubricity, greater cleaning abilities with less viscosity.
Also OBM can withstand greater heat without breaking down.
How Drilling Fluids Work
Deeper and lengthy drilling is now achievable with the improvements of drilling technologies including more adequate drilling fluids. Another term for drilling fluids is drilling mud. The mud is added to the wellbore to promote the drilling process while controlling pressure, suspending cuttings, providing pliancy, cooling and lubrication while also stabilizing exposed rock.
Although the technology and techniques of drilling fluids has greatly evolved, the approach still remains the same. Drilling fluids are essential to drilling success to reduce the time it will take to get first oil.
Why Use Drilling Fluid?
In the drilling process cuttings will form and may not stand a threat until the drilling stops due to a drillbit that needs replacement or repaired. If there are no drilling fluids being used and this happens, the cuttings will fill the hole again. Drilling fluids will prevent this problem. Drilling fluid viscosity increases while movement decreases which allows the fluid to have a liquid state when drilling is in process; later turning into a more solid state once drilling has quit. The cuttings are then suspended into the wall until drilling begins again and the substance housing the cuttings will become a liquid again when drilling begins again. In more simple terms, drilling fluid helps to reduce friction with rock formation and reduce heat while keeping the drillbit cooler for a prolonged life span.