Drilling Fluid Analysis
Definition - What does Drilling Fluid Analysis mean?
Drilling Fluid Analysis is a test conducted on drilling fluids to analyze the characteristics and components of the fluids. Drilling Fluid Analysis is also known as drilling fluid testing or drilling mud analysis. This analysis is subjected to drilling fluids to examine their properties so as to understand their composition and their drilling effects.
Petropedia explains Drilling Fluid Analysis
Rock formation drilling procedure requires drilling fluids for easy facilitation of the drill bit. There are different kinds of drilling fluids, which are also known as drilling mud. After doing a Drilling Fluid Analysis, the engineers can analyze the composition of the fluid and its nature. By examining the fluids, the engineers get data which can help them to understand and manage the rheological property of the drilling fluid, its zeta potential, the molecular weight distribution and particle size distribution. Thus the engineers are able to modify the drilling fluid and address any drilling problem.
By conducting a drilling fluid analysis, engineers can also alter the formulation of the drilling mud and prepare it as per the effective parameter requirements of a wellbore.