NS-16™ Silicate Based Drilling Fluids (PDF or Hardcopy Versions Available)


This booklet has been produced to provide personnel with information on the handling, use and performance issues of Silicate based drilling muds (SBM).


Product Description

This publication covers the following topics:

  • Silicate Based Drilling Muds
  • Introduction
  • Advantages
  • Theory of Operation
    • Gelation
    • Precipitation
  • Handling & Safety
  • Drilling Mud in Use
    • Drilling Rates
    • Hole Cleaning
    • Mud Weight
    • Viscosity
    • Fluid Loss
    • Mud Contaminants & Treatments
  • Inhibition
  • Conversion from %v/v to mg/l of Silicate
    • Mud pH Control
    • Stuck Pipe Issues
    • Environmental Issues

Additional Information

Refund Policy

Due to the fact that this is an information publication based on copyrighted material owned by Fearnley Procter International once payment has been made and access has been given to the publication content no refunds of monies paid are available.