Drilling high-pressure, high-temperature wells for oil and gas is often risky and complicated; temperature fluctuations combined with the pressures associated with deep hole drilling result in severe axial and tangential stresses at the borehole wall. Drilling mud is heated by a combination of pressure and mechanical friction and this heat can increase with the drilling action, altering the basic rheology of the drilling fluid. Hot drilling mud also affects the service life and accuracy of in-hole measuring devices that incorporate seal assemblies that can adversely react with high temperatures.
The TUNDRA™ Offshore Mud Chiller and TUNDRA™ MAX Land Mud Chiller provide effective control of drilling fluid temperatures considerably reducing the risks involved in such operations. It lowers operating costs by helping to extend elastomer service life and improves drilling mud condition while making it possible to decrease additives by stabilizing the rheological properties of the drilling fluid. Drilling efficiency is also increased by the use of Mud Chillers, resulting in greater endurance and accuracy for in-hole measuring devices and allows such tools to operate at greater depths. Health and injury risks to rig personnel are reduced by lowered drilling fluid temperature.
TUNDRA™ MAX Land Mud Chiller
TUNDRA™ Offshore Mud Chiller
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