Composition and Properties of Drilling and Completion Fluids, Seventh Edition, delivers the most up-to-date information on drilling fluid choices and techniques. Long considered the mud bible for the oil and gas professional for over 60 years, this revised reference presents the service provider and operator with full disclosure on the many drilling and completion fluid chemistries available so that all parties are aware of not only their options prior to well selection, but also the latest environmental regulations and limitations of usage.
New additions to the edition include a completely revised chapter on the introduction to drilling fluids, updated information on the evaluation of drilling fluids, common drilling challenges, and an entirely new chapter devoted to fracturing to meet today's market needs for the new and veteran oil and gas professional.
The book remains the critical resource for making the best chemical and process flow selections when drilling and completing today's more complex oil and gas wells.
- Updated and reorganized with completely new material on all fracturing fluids, evaluation techniques, and drilling waste management
- Defined as the mud bible since its first publication in 1948
- Upgraded with the newest references and regulations necessary to ensure safe and sustainable working conditions for the well and rig personnel
1. Introduction to Drilling Fluids 2. Introduction to Completion Fluids 3. Evaluating Drilling Fluid Performance 4. Clay Mineralogy and the Colloid Chemistry of Drilling Fluids 5. Water-Dispersible Polymers 6. The Rheology of Drilling Fluids 7. The Filtration Properties of Drilling Fluids 8. The Surface Chemistry of Drilling Fluids 9. Wellbore Stability 10. Drilling Problems Related to Drilling Fluids 11. Completion, Workover, Packer, and Reservoir Drilling Fluids 12. Introduction to Fracturing Fluids 13. Drilling Fluid Components 14. Drilling and Drilling Fluids Waste Management
Ryen Caenn specializes in the technology transfer for all aspects of drilling and completion fluids technologies. He has worked in the industry for over 50 years, starting as a mud engineer in 1966, and for over 35 years as consultant to oil companies, fluid service companies and chemical manufacturers in the US and international drilling and production chemicals industry. Ryen currently conducts training sessions worldwide on drilling and completion fluid technology applications and is active in many organizations including the AADE and SPE. He has been a voting member of the API Drilling Fluid Standards Committee since 1974. Ryen earned a BA degree in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University.
Nicknamed "Slim Darley", the late H.C.H. Darley was formerly a member of the Institute of Petroleum in London, an active member within SPE, and a Researcher for Shell for almost 25 years as well as a Consultant. Darley earned a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Birmingham University in the UK, and Mr. Darley passed away in 1996.
Gray, George R.
The late George Gray, or "Doc Gray", as he was known in the industry, was a drilling fluids technologist for NL Baroid for over 30 years and a pioneer in the development of drilling fluids technology. He willingly served on innumerable committees and held various offices in technical societies, including Director and Vice President of SPE and various poistions within the American Chemical Society and American Petroleum Institute. George earned a BS degree from Texas Christian University and a MS and PHD degree from Rice University and was a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. George passed away in 1983.