Academic Catalog

PETE426 DRILLING FLUID ENGINEERING

Course Code: 5660426
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Petroleum And Natural Gas Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. SMAL HAKKI GCYENER
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Clay mineralogy and colloid chemistry of muds. Rheology and filtration properties of drilling fluids. Annual performance calculations. Composition of water base muds. Inhibitive and low solid muds. Theory of emulsion and foam. Composition of oil base and pneumatic drilling fluids. Solids control. Hole stability. Problems related to drilling fluids. Differential sticking, lost circulation and corrosion.