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404310627.

xls MITCHELL ENGINEERING PROGRAMS

COPYRIGHT 1990 MITCHELL ENGINEERING, PO BOX 1492. GOLDEN, CO, 80402, USA (303) 273 3744

MUD MIXING
MIXING OF NEW MUD
100 VOLUMEOF MUD DESIRED AFTER MIXING; BBL
15.00 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD AFTER MIXING; LB/GAL
4.25 BARITE SPECIFIC GRAVITY; relative to water = 1.0
10 BENTONITE CONCENTRATION IN NEW MUS; LB/BBL
1 BASE FLUID (OIL OR WATER) SPECIFIC GRAVITY; relative to pure water = 1.0
NO NUMBERS MAY BE NEGATIVE IN ANSWERS
35,790 BARITE TO BE ADDED; LB
1,000 BENTONITE TO BE ADDED; LB
75 BASE FLUID TO BE ADDED; BBL

RAISING WEIGHT OF OLD MUD WITH BARITE ADDITON


100 VOLUMEOF MUD BEFORE MIXING; BBL
14 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD BEFORE MIXING; LB/GAL
15 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD AFTER MIXING; LB/GAL
4.25 BARITE SPECIFIC GRAVITY; relative to water
NO NUMBERS MAY BE NEGATIVE IN ANSWERS

105 VOLUME OF MUD AFTER MIXING; BBL


7,286 BARITE TO BE ADDED; LB

LOWERING WEIGHT OF OLD MUD WITH BASE FLUID ADDITON


457 VOLUMEOF MUD BEFORE MIXING; BBL
9.3 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD BEFORE MIXING; LB/GAL
25 VOLUME OF BASE FLUID TO BE ADDED; BBL
0.89 SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF BASE FLUID; WATER = 1.0
NO NUMBERS MAY BE NEGATIVE IN ANSWERS

9.20 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD AFTER MIXING; LB/GAL

LOWERING NATIVE SOLIDS


WITH BARITE, BENTONITE, BASE FLUID ADDITIONS
500 VOLUME OF MUD AT BEGINNING; BBL
400 VOLUME MUD AFTER MIXING; BBL
12 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD AT BEGINNING; LB/GAL
12 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD AFTER MIXING; LB/GAL
4.25 BARITE SPECIFIC GRAVITY; relative to water
8 NATIVE SOLIDS (2.6-2.7 SPECIFIC GRAVITY) AT BEGINNING; %BY VOLUME
4 NATIVE SOLIDS DESIRED AT END OF MIXING; % BY VLOLUME
20 BENTONITE CONCENTRATION AT BEGINNING; LB/BBL OF FINAL MUD
18 BENTONITE CONCENTRATION AFTER MIXING; LB/BBL OF FINAL MUD
0.89 BASE FLUID (OIL OR WATER) SPECIFIC GRAVITY; relative to pure water = 1.0

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NO NUMBERS MAY BE NEGATIVE IN ANSWERS


300 MUD TO BE DISCARDED BEFORE MIXING; BBL
46,010 BARITE TO BE ADDED; LB
3,200 BENTONITE TO BE ADDED; LB
166 BASE FLUID TO BE ADDED; BBL

MUD REQUIRED TO DRILL A SECTION OF HOLE


WITH BARITE, BENTONITE, BASE FLUID ADDITIONS
800 VOLUME OF MUD AT BEGINNING; BBL
800 VOLUME MUD AFTER MIXING; BBL
10 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD AT BEGINNING; LB/GAL
10 SPECIFIC WEIGHT OF MUD AFTER MIXING; LB/GAL
4.25 BARITE SPECIFIC GRAVITY; relative to water
5 NATIVE SOLIDS (2.6-2.7 SPECIFIC GRAVITY) AT BEGINNING; %BY VOLUME
5 NATIVE SOLIDS DESIRED AT END OF MIXING; % BY VLOLUME
0 BENTONITE CONCENTRATION AT BEGINNING; LB/BBL OF FINAL MUD
0 BENTONITE CONCENTRATION AFTER MIXING; LB/BBL OF FINAL MUD
9 AVERAGE HOLE DIAMETER AFTER DRILLING; INCH
200 LENGTH OF SECTION OF HOLE; FEET
33 COMPOSITE EFFICIENCY OF ALL SOLIDS REMOVAL EQUIPMENT; %
1 BASE FLUID (OIL OR WATER) SPECIFIC GRAVITY; relative to pure water = 1.0
NO NUMBERS MAY BE NEGATIVE IN ANSWERS
1,011 VOLUME OF MUD AFTER DRILLING AND MIXING; BBL
11,341 BARITE TO BE ADDED; LB
0 BENTONITE TO BE ADDED; LB
193 BASE FLUID TO BE ADDED; BBL
10.5 VOLUME OF RETAINED DRILLED NATIVE SOLIDS; BBL

OPTIMAL MUD MIXING


500 HOURLY COST OF RATES OF RIG, TOOLS, SERVICES; $/HR
52.53 K, CONSTANT IN RATE OF PENETRATION EQUATION
15.7 I, CONSTANT IN RATE OF PENETRATION EQUATION
4 NATIVE DRILL SOLIDS IN MUD; % BY VOLUME
20 MUD COST PER BARREL; $/BBL
9 AVERAGE HOLE DIAMETER AFTER DRILLING; INCH
4 COMPOSITE EFFICIENCY OF ALL SOLIDS REMOVAL EQUIPMENT; %

54.1 COST TO DRILL PER FOOT OF HOLE; $/FT


17.8 RIG, RENTAL, SERVICES COST PER FOOT; $/FT
36.3 MUD COST PER FOOT; $/FT
1.8 MUD CONSUMED PER FOOT; BBL/FT

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