Preparation and correction of drilling mud by technology and equipment of vibro-jet-magnetic activation

Valery A. Daneker, Sergey V. Rikkonen

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Relevance of the research is caused by the need to develop high-performance and resource-saving equipment, used to prepare and to correct drilling mud for well-drilling. One of techniques to solve the problem is using new technology of vibro-jet-magnetic activation of muds. The technology is realized by submersible electromagnetic vibrational device, operating in resonance mode. Resonance operation mode of such device ensures high energy impact on drilling mud structure in local activation area, which results in higher dispersion degree of dispersed particles. At the same time the resonance operation mode of the device is characterized by the lowest energy consumption level. The aim of the research is to get and to compare the quality factors of drilling muds prepared on traditional mechanical centrifugal stirrers and on equipment of vibro-jet-magnetic activation. Research methods. The studies were carried out in laboratory and in the field by means of pilot laboratory and industrial equipment. Dispersion of the prepared drilling muds was estimated by sedimentation method. Energy saving was evaluated by calculation according to operation time of the equipment with the set electric capacity. The results. Quality of drilling mud prepared using equipment of vibro-jet-magnetic activation is considerably higher than the quality of drilling mud prepared using traditional equipment, which was confirmed by smaller sizes of dispersed particles. Preparation and correction time of drilling mud by means of equipment of vibro-jet-magnetic activation are 3-6 times smaller as compared to traditional mechanical centrifugal stirrers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-92
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the Tomsk Polytechnic University, Geo Assets Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Dispersion
  • Drilling mud
  • Quality
  • Resonance
  • Resource efficiency
  • Vibro-jet-magnetic activation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Economic Geology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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