- drilling fluid
- Drilling Fluids are used in drilling applications to ease the borehole creation process. Drilling Fluids have three main categories: water-based, non-water-based, and gaseous. Used to keep formation fluids out of the borehole, keeping the drilling bit clean, and to prevent overheating, Drilling Fluids can be thought of as a sanitizing lubricant for both Directional and Vertical Drilling. Drilling Fluids are just as important to drilling performance as motor oil is to the performance and lifespan of your car engine.
Related terms: corrosion, directional drilling, horizontal drilling, mud motor, vertical drilling