Edited by: Tom S. Carter
216 pp.; Softcover
SPE Reprint Series No. 44
ISBN: 978-1-55563-069-0
Society of Petroleum Engineers


This collection of papers includes valuable technology on borehole stability, corrosion, hole cleaning, rate of penetration, formation damage, well control, stuck pipe, environmental impact, and other drilling-fluid-related subjects. The selected papers provide information that can reduce drilling fluid costs and improve drilling performance. An extensive bibliography, along with the reference lists included with each paper, offer other available information on the development of drilling fluid technology.