Oilfield Glossary
Oilfield Glossary
Language:
Search by Discipline
Terms beginning with:
# A B C D E F
G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T
U V W X Y Z
Tools

whole-mud dilution

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A dilution process which involves selective dumping of the active system (such as sand traps and "bottoms up" mud) and replacement of the lost volume with fresh mud. This process has proved economical with inhibitive water-base systems and is the only method that actually removes colloidal size particles.