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Video Interview with Author Samuel Bridges on New Book – “A Practical Handbook for Drilling Fluids Processing”

In the video below, Fred Growcock, Chair of the IADC Technical Publications Committee, interviews co-author Samuel Bridges about his new book with Leon Robinson, A Practical Handbook for Drilling Fluids Processing from Gulf Professional Publishing.

Book Description

A Practical Handbook for Drilling Fluids Processing delivers a much-needed reference for drilling fluid and mud engineers to safely understand how the drilling fluid processing operation affects the drilling process. Agitation and blending of new additions to the surface system are explained with each piece of drilled solids removal equipment discussed in detail. Several calculations of drilled solids, such as effect of retort volumes, are included, along with multiple field methods, such as determining the drilled solids density. Tank arrangements are covered as well as operating guidelines for the surface system.

Rounding out with a solutions chapter with additional instruction and an appendix with equation derivations, this book gives today’s drilling fluid engineers a tool to understand the technology available and step-by-step guidelines of how-to safety evaluate surface systems in the oil and gas fields.

Key features:

  • Presents practical guidance from real example problems that are encountered on drilling rigs
  • Helps readers understand multiple field methods and drilled solids calculations with the help of practice questions
  • Gives readers what they need to master each piece of drilling fluid processing equipment, including mud cleaners and safe mud tank arrangements

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