Petroleum and natural gas industries - Drilling fluids - Laboratory testing
|Publication Date:||1 June 2008|
|ICS Code (Exploratory, drilling and extraction equipment):||75.180.10|
|ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products):||75.100|
This International Standard provides procedures for the laboratory testing of both drilling fluid materials and drilling fluid physical, chemical and performance properties. It is applicable to both water-based and oil-based drilling fluids, as well as the base or "make-up" fluid.
It is not applicable as a detailed manual on drilling fluid control procedures. Recommendations regarding agitation and testing temperature are presented because the agitation history and temperature have a profound effect on drilling fluid properties.