Petroleum 101 - Drilling Fluids & Solid Control

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Petroleum 101 - Drilling Fluids & Solid Control

The quiz below is on drilling fluids and solid control. Through the petroleum extraction process, we have a lot of fluids that come out and so are the solid materials. Gauge your knowledge below. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is OBM?
    • A. 

      Oil Based mud

    • B. 

      Oil based machinery

    • C. 

      A downhole tool

    • D. 

      IBM’s evil brother

  • 2. 
    What is added to increase the density of mud?
    • A. 

      Add Bentonite

    • B. 

      Add Barite

    • C. 

      Heat it up

    • D. 

      Shake it

  • 3. 
    The drilling fluid does not:
    • A. 

      Help with wellbore stability

    • B. 

      Lubricate drill bit

    • C. 

      Produce oil

    • D. 

      Transport solids

  • 4. 
    How many gallons of mud in one Barrel?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      19

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      42

  • 5. 
    What one is not a density product?
    • A. 

      Barite

    • B. 

      Salts

    • C. 

      Calcium Carbonate

    • D. 

      Caustic Soda

  • 6. 
    What is not a Loss return indicator?
    • A. 

      Partial to no return at shakers

    • B. 

      Drop in pit levels

    • C. 

      Increased torque

    • D. 

      Loss of pump pressure

  • 7. 
    What is not a Rheological Model for drilling fluids? 
    • A. 

      Newtonian

    • B. 

      Pascalian

    • C. 

      Bingham Fluid

    • D. 

      Power Law Fluid

  • 8. 
    What equipment of the following it not used for removing of solids from the drilling mud?
    • A. 

      Gumbo Shaker

    • B. 

      Shale Shaker

    • C. 

      Catwalk Machine

    • D. 

      Hydrocyclones

  • 9. 
    What of the following statements is not correct?
    • A. 

      We consider solids in the mud by size

    • B. 

      We consider solids in the mud by weight

    • C. 

      We consider solids in the mud by weather they are reactive or inert

    • D. 

      We consider solids in the mud by color

  • 10. 
    In what Unit do we measure the particle sizes?
    • A. 

      Watt

    • B. 

      Newton

    • C. 

      Microns

    • D. 

      Joule

  • 11. 
    What is the specific gravity of Barite?
    • A. 

      1,2

    • B. 

      2,2

    • C. 

      3,2

    • D. 

      4,2

  • 12. 
    Screens are used in what equipment?
    • A. 

      Hydrocyclones

    • B. 

      Shale Shakers

    • C. 

      Centrifuges

    • D. 

      Mud Pits

  • 13. 
    What equipment is used for Waste Transport?
    • A. 

      Topdrive

    • B. 

      Crown Block

    • C. 

      Surge Tanks

    • D. 

      Screw Conveyor

  • 14. 
    What is this equipment?
    • A. 

      Mud Pump

    • B. 

      Centrifuge

    • C. 

      Degasser

    • D. 

      Shale shaker

  • 15. 
    Low gravity solids have a specific gravity less than?
    • A. 

      0,8

    • B. 

      1,5

    • C. 

      2,6

    • D. 

      4,2

  • 16. 
    We use Water Based Mud becasue it is cheaper and better for the enviornment
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Does not matter

  • 17. 
    Who is the costumers for drilling fluids?
    • A. 

      Service Companies

    • B. 

      Operators

    • C. 

      Drilling Contractors

    • D. 

      Other

  • 18. 
    We use Synthetic Oil Based Mud only in low temperatur viscosity and due to enviornmental causes?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What is main contaminant in the mud to remove? 
    • A. 

      Oil

    • B. 

      Gas

    • C. 

      Cuttings

    • D. 

      Water

  • 20. 
    What is the primary fluid in non-aqueous mud?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Acids

    • C. 

      Diesel

    • D. 

      Rum

  • 21. 
    Why do we add barite to the drilling mud?
    • A. 

      To increase temperature

    • B. 

      To increase density

    • C. 

      To increase velocity

    • D. 

      To change color

  • 22. 
    What is not done to cuttings
    • A. 

      Treated

    • B. 

      Sent to shore

    • C. 

      Pumped back into the well and mixed with mud

  • 23. 
    What is not a typical mud additive? 
    • A. 

      Bentonite

    • B. 

      Lignite

    • C. 

      CO2

    • D. 

      Caustic Soda

  • 24. 
    Where is the mud mixed?
    • A. 

      In well

    • B. 

      In pits

    • C. 

      On land

    • D. 

      In the BOP

  • 25. 
    What equipment is commonly used to treat mud?
    • A. 

      Shale Shaker

    • B. 

      CMC

    • C. 

      Drillers Cabin

    • D. 

      MWD

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