Method of formulating and using a drilling mud with fragile gels

  • US 20030064897A1
  • Filed: 06/19/2002
  • Published: 04/03/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for conducting a drilling operation in a subterranean formation using a fragile gel drilling fluid comprising:

  • (a) an invert emulsion base;

    (b) one or more thinners;

    (c) one or more emulsifiers; and

    (d) one or more weighting agents.

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