Drilling Fluids


Drilling supervisors and engineers, Well Engineers, Mud Engineers, Forman and other technicians.


This course aims to familiarize the participants with the primary types of drilling fluids, functions of drilling fluids, testing of both water-base and oil-base drilling fluids, and the associated problems involved with drilling fluids.


  • Introduction to drilling fluids
  • Functions and testing of drilling fluids
  • Engineering data and calculations
  • Water-base drilling fluids
  • Flow characteristics, rheology, and chemical treatment
  • Filtration control
  • Low solids drilling fluids
  • Inhibitive drilling fluids
  • Oil-base drilling fluids
  • Solids control
  • Associated problems
  • Lost circulation-stuck pipe-Influx to wellbore