Definition - What does Mud System mean?
A Mud System, also known as oil drilling mud system is a control system specially designed for oil gas drilling rigs. The Mud System(s) maintains the solids control and the overall performance of different equipment installed for the drilling fluid. The system is a single unit assembly of the well construction that remains connected with the wellbore in the drilling operation. A Mud System is specially designed to operate according to the wellbore conditions. It may include the solids control equipment such as shale shaker, decanter, desilter and desander. It may also include mud tanks as per the requirement.
Petropedia explains Mud System
A Mud System is an active drilling fluid system specially designed to facilitate the wellbore drilling operation. This system has a mud pump, through which volume of fluid is pumped through the drill string from the surface pits, up in the annular wellbore space and to the surface. The pumped fluid is used for the removal of solids and maintenance of the wellbore by injecting other drilling fluids as per the need. An ideal Mud System consists of the following components:
- Mud cleaner
- Mud gas separator
- Mud pumps
- Mud agitator
- Sand Trap
- Centrifugal pumps
- Mud Tanks
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