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mudding up

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

The act of adding commercial materials to convert water or a water-clay slurry into a mud. Mudding up is usually done after drilling a well to a certain depth with relatively inexpensive spud mud or other native-clay mud, or with water or air. By delaying the use of drilling fluid, operators can save money in the initial stages of drilling a well.

See: mudmud additivemud upnative-solids mudspud mud

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