GEO Drilling Fluids, Inc. is a full service mud company. Full time mud engineers work as regular employees providing consistency and reliability of service. Many of the engineers are in house trained and all have a wealth of experience in the local area.
API Compliant Daily Drilling Mud Report
One of the key elements to a full service drilling fluids company is the reporting system. GEO Drilling Fluids, Inc. utilizes a custom designed Daily Drilling Mud Report which complies with API specifications for field use. This computerized report facilitates data transfer to the final well recap provided to the customer at the end of each well.
The field data collection system is used on a daily basis to save the results of all of the mud tests run by the field engineer. Additionally, much of the rig operation data is also recorded. Typically per the API format all the standard data relating to bits, nozzles, casing, drill string, mud volumes, pump rates, pressures, velocities, etc are reported. The GEO Drilling Fluids Daily Mud Report also has the capability to include torque and drag values, mud logging data, allocation of rig time, directional data. solids control equipment, solids analysis data, and others. Inventory reporting includes all materials used, their unit size and quantity. Customization of the report for special needs, such as mud losses, multiple temperature readings etc is easily made to fit the customer's needs. All parameters can easily be graphed as a function of depth, days, or both.
The report generated for the customer on a daily basis includes all the API standard parameters. In addition, the Hydraulics section includes Critical velocities, Calculated Pressure Loss, Annular Shear Rate at Equivalent Fann RPM, centipoise viscosity at all measured viscometer speeds, "n" and "K", ECD's, as well as bit and pump hydraulics.
Well Kill Sheet
An integrated Kill Sheet using the Driller's Method allows rapid calculations of kill mud weight, strokes and pressure schedules, immediately when shut in pressures are entered. The daily report can be customized to meet the customer's needs, locating relevant data together and highlighting critical information.
The kill sheet makes certain calculations that compare maximum anticipated casing pressures to fracture pressures, BOPE rating, and casing burst rating to determine if the proposed Well Kill Schedule is safe.
Working along side this everyday program is the Density Calculation program, which evaluates oil base mud to determine the effective density. Calculations at various depths, taking into account the effects of temperature and pressure on both the oil and the salt water components of the mud. The applications for this specialized output include very deep very hot wells with critical fracture gradient to formation pressure relationships.
Electronic reports, both the Mud Report and the Kill Sheet can be easily converted to a PDF file and E-mailed to any location with Internet access. Where applicable, a remote cellular modem is installed on the mud engineer's computer to allow instant access to the home office, and to allow transmittal of various reports to the customer.
At the end of a well, the electronic mud report is sent to the Bakersfield office where it is entered into the master database. This is used to generate a recap of the daily mud properties and events for the entire well. In addition, this database provides a resource for researching upcoming work. With over 11,000 wells nearly every part of California is well covered.