Glossary

Remote Visual Inspection

Drilling Fluid

dril-ing floo-id

noun

Definition

Drilling Fluids are used in drilling applications to ease the borehole creation process. Drilling Fluids have three main categories: water-based, non-water-based, and gaseous. Used to keep formation fluids out of the borehole, keeping the drilling bit clean, and to prevent overheating, Drilling Fluids can be thought of as a sanitizing lubricant for both Directional and Vertical Drilling. Drilling Fluids are just as important to drilling performance as motor oil is to the performance and lifespan of your car engine.

Related terms: predictive maintenance

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