Many people involved in drilling of an Oil or Gas well may be aware of the basic role and function of the Drilling Fluid (Mud) in drilling an Oil or Gas well but may not fully understanding how a Mud is made and the various additives that go into making a Water Based Mud and achieving specific properties. Water Based Muds can be simple and complex in their makeup and performance. This course will give participants a better understanding of how a mud is formulated to achieve specific performance criteria such as Filtration, Inhibition and will also give an overview of some of the different types of Water Based Muds in use today including High Performance fluids that are designed to meet or match Oil Based Mud performance.
This course is designed for:
1hr video lectures
0:30 min quiz
Participants will gain and broaden their knowledge of Water Based Mud Additives, Formulation (including recipes), Contamination / Treatment and give details of specific Water Based muds.
Gregory Gibbons has over 40 years of experience in the Oil Industry, 38 of which have been specializing in Drilling Fluids. He has worked worldwide for all the Major Service Companies including Baker Hughes, MI Swaco and Halliburton and have held various Field Operations & Management positions. Since 2010 Greg has worked as a Fluids Advisor for Operators in Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East and has worked on every continent except Antarctica.
Greg started his career as a Trainee Driller in Trinidad and rose through the ranks to Assistant Driller. He moved into Drilling Fluids in 1976 and in 1990 began working overseas and quickly became the “go to” guy for difficult and remote operations from the deserts of Yemen to the mountains of Pakistan. The last 6 years he has been the Fluids Advisor for Operators in Vietnam, Nigeria and Kurdistan. In addition, he is a lecturer at the Drilling Academy in Trinidad and mentors and advises young professionals in the Drilling Fluids field.