Definition of Drilling fluid

1. Noun. A mixture of clays and chemicals and water; pumped down the drill pipe to lubricate and cool the drilling bit and to flush out the cuttings and to strengthen the sides of the hole.

Exact synonyms: Drilling Mud
Generic synonyms: Lube, Lubricant, Lubricating Substance, Lubricator



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drilling Fluid

drill site
drill steel
drillabilities
drillability
drillable
drillbit
drillbits
drillcore
drillcores
drilled
driller
drillers
drillground
drilling
drilling bit
drilling fluid (current term)
drilling mud
drilling pipe
drilling platform
drilling rig
drillings
drillmaster
drillmasters
drillproof
drills
drillship
drillships
drillstock
drillstocks
drily

Literary usage of Drilling fluid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Oil- and Gas-Well Blowouts in California: 1950-1990 by Robert L. Hauser, William F. Guerard, Jr. (1996)
"drilling fluid DENSITY - Weight of the working fluid per unit volume, usually expressed as pounds per gallon or pounds per cubic foot. ..."

2. Alternative Methods for Fluid Delivery and Recovery by Larry Murdoch (1995)
"However, the drilling fluid should be compatible with well materials and ... drilling fluid that penetrates the formation can be difficult to remove and, ..."

3. Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring Techniques: Vol. 1: Solids ...by J. Russell Boulding by J. Russell Boulding (1996)
"drilling fluid, called mud, is pumped down hollow rotating drill rods and through a bit that is attached at the lower end of the drill rods. ..."

4. Waste Minimizaton in the Oil Field by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"With closed loop drilling fluid system (eliminated reserve pit), cuttings pit, and water pit: TOTAL DRILLING MUD & WASTES IN PITS 1100 Bbls. • TOTAL ..."

5. Safety and Health Requirements Manual: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers edited by Robert H. Griffin (1999)
"drilling fluid (mud): fluid which is pumped into a drilled hole and used to wash cuttings from the hole: drilling mud is a type of drilling fluid made of a ..."

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