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New Industry Training Program

OFITE is excited to be hosting a new drilling fluids training program at our facility in Houston, TX. Classes are led by David Breeden, a consultant with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of drilling fluids technology, marketing, R&D, and operations. He will be assisted by Larry Mitchell, who has over 20 years of experience with drilling fluid testing equipment and technology.

Drilling is a complex operation requiring the combination of different technologies and disciplines. Today’s drilling personnel must have a working knowledge of drilling fluids to effectively drill a well. This course covers all aspects of drilling fluids technology, emphasizing both theory and practical application. Hands-on laboratory exercises are included.

Course Objectives

  • Use clays and polymers to achieve desired mud properties
  • Apply water chemistry to the treatment of drilling fluids
  • Perform complete API drilling fluids tests and evaluate the results
  • Identify drilling fluid contaminants and develop corrective treatments
  • Select water phase salinity and activity for bore hole stability
  • Select non-aqueous fluids to meet drilling and environmental requirements
  • Manage non-aqueous drilling fluid systems
  • Minimize formation damage to optimize well production

Visit our training page for curriculum, schedules, and pricing.

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