This wholly new Drilling Fluids Chapter of the IADC Drilling Manual, 12th edition significantly revises and expands content from previous editions. The new chapter provides general information on drilling fluids for rig workers and early career professionals. An excellent introduction and general reference to drilling fluids, the chapter covers purpose and functions of drilling fluids; basic testing and properties; categories, systems and additives; maintenance, contamination and related problems; calculations, units conversions and useful field tables; safety and hazards, regulations, safety data sheets and labeling; and additional reference materials for more in-depth studies. Seventeen color illustrations, 21 tables, references. Includes a 13-page appendix. Written by Paul Scott, Paul Broussard, Ron Bland, Fred Growcock, Mike Freeman and reviewed by Ben Bloys, Tom Carter, Malcolm Ellice, Alan Spackman, Paul Breaux.
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