The fluid returning from the hole follows a
flow line which sends the fluid to surface equipment that cleans
undesirable solids (dirt) from the 'mud'. The mud passes through the
'solids removal equipment' and collects in surface pits. The fluid moves
from a settling pit to a mixing pit, and finally, to a suction pit.
The rig pumps deliver the fluid from the
suction pit back into the hole via the hollow pipe, completing the
continuous loop of drilling fluid from the suction pit, to the pipe, to
the bit, back to the surface, into the pits, and finally, back to the rig
pumps to be re-circulated once again.
This is a technical, professional, World-Wide
occupation. Drilling Fluid Technicians do not sling iron, tote sacks, or
As a Drilling Fluids Technician, your job is to
properly analyze & maintain the drilling fluid properties as planned and
presented in the Drilling Fluids Program (your road map) for the well(s)
you are assigned to.
Your job is challenging,
rewarding, and specifically professional. Professional Fluids Technicians
are required worldwide by every drilling operation on the face of the