Drilling Fluids, Oils & Greases
DRILLING FLUIDS, OILS & GREASES
DRILLING FLUIDS SERIES
Part 1: DRILLING FLUID AND FOAM HAZARDS
A well designed drilling fluid is an indispensable part of any drilling operation however, circulating mixtures of chemicals through a borehole introduces a series of risks some of which are more difficult to manage than others.
This is Part 1 of the Drilling Fluids Series, the focus of which is around the main hazards and risks when using drilling fluids. Part 1 hones in on the environmental risks, the validity of the MSDS as well as some practical points on how to manage drilling fluid risks.
Are we using the term 'biodegradable' too loosely? This article investigates if we should be using different terminology.
The Material Safety Data Sheet is an essential document for both contractors and mining companies. It's a good idea to ensure your supplier can explain it to you.
Here are some practical points to assist in building a risk mitigation plan.
Read about the legal obligations and implications of drilling fluids and foams.
Part 2: SOLIDS CONTROL SYSTEMS
Solids control is a critically important part of a diamond drilling operation. In this article, we discuss how poor solids control can lead to in-hole problems.
SRUs are being used more frequently in diamond drilling operations. What is an SRU?
An informative video that outlines how an SRU works and the many benefits that they offer to a drilling operation.