Drilling Fluid Chemistry

  • Caili DaiEmail author
  • Fulin Zhao


By studying the composition and performance of drilling fluid and its control and adjustment, high quality, fast, safe, and economic drilling can be achieved. In this chapter, types, structures, function mechanisms, performances, and relevant control and adjustment methods of various drilling fluid treatment agents are introduced. Major contents in this chapter include the functions and compositions of drilling fluid, the density of drilling fluid and its adjustment, the acid–base property of drilling fluid and its control, the filtration property of drilling fluid and its control, the rheological property of drilling fluid and its adjustment, the solid phase and its content control in drilling fluid, the lubricity of drilling fluid and its improvement, the borehole wall stability and its control, the sticking and stuck-freeing of drilling tool, the leakage of drilling fluid and the plugging of adsorbent formation, and brief introduction of main drilling fluid systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of Petroleum (East China)QingdaoChina

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