Definition of Drilling mud

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 Fluid
Generic synonyms: Lube, Lubricant, Lubricating Substance, Lubricator



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drilling Mud

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

Literary usage of Drilling mud

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

1. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"Usually when constructing pile foundations, a drilling mud is used; however, the freezing ... Therefore, when using sand slurry instead of drilling mud, ..."

2. Managing Industrial Solid Wastes from Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"the volume of drilling fluids by as much as 90 percent.16 The high cost of formulating drilling mud has led to more reuse and reconditioning of spent muds ..."

3. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"The drilling mud is left in the hole and allowed to freeze. Initially, the approach to preserving open holes for temperature measurements was, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"about 350 ft. from the bottom, the well blew the drilling mud out' again with much more violence than before. The gas pressure raised the drill pipe up, ..."

5. Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring Techniques: Vol. 1: Solids ...by J. Russell Boulding by J. Russell Boulding (1996)
"... the circulation medium is air instead of water or drilling mud. Figure 2.1.2a illustrates the main components of a drill string using a tri-cone bit. ..."

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