History has taught us a lot of things, but as things change, we have to remember our old habits had a rationale that may no longer apply. Matt and Justin discuss some expensive distractions that continue to limit how we move forward.
“Automation” is a buzz word that has been flying around the industry for a few years, but how does it apply to our day to day drilling operations? In this episode, Matt and Justin discuss automation in drilling fluids, touching on the technology available to the market and the properties of drilling fluids that can be measured.
In this episode, Matt and Justin dig into ‘weird’ mud tests. Justin brings up different mud tests and checks, things that are not common in the drilling process, but do pop up occasionally. Matt explains what scenarios these tests are for, why we do them, how we do them.
Managed Pressure Drilling or MPD, comes up often enough, so it’s important to be aware of it and what the implications are. In this episode, Justin picks Matt’s brain on what MPD is, what the different applications are, and why we use it.
Our first Special Guest of 2021 is Elizabeth McNeill, VP and General Manager of AES Drilling Fluids. In this episode, she joins us to discuss the culture at AES. She takes us through how we’ve adopted our culture, why it’s important for building a successful company, and how we’ve kept that high standard through several acquisitions.
In this episode, we end 2020 with one last technical topic… Tracers. A type of nonreactive, easily differentiated material placed in a small portion of a circulating mud system at a certain time to be identified when it later returns to the surface from downhole. We dig into what they are, how are they applied and measured, and why we use them from a drilling fluids perspective.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thanks for all your support of the Flowline throughout the year. All the best for 2021, fingers crossed!!
What would a podcast in the oilfield be without a DRW episode?
In this episode, we are joined by a special guest David Ramsden-Wood, Host of #hottakeoftheday podcast, Author, and Principal at Prevail Energy. David dives into his views on the future of the oil and gas industry, his passion for the ever-evolving technologies, and what roles service companies play in the success of the operators.
In this episode of the Flowline, Matt and Justin sit down with Gary Lankford, aka the legend of the Permian. Gary discusses how the Permian oilfield has evolved throughout the years along with his journey in the oil and gas business. Gary also shares his thoughts on the outlook of oil and gas along with providing a positive message that everyone can benefit from during these challenging times.
All year long, but especially during this season, we’re grateful for wonderful followers like you! May your table be filled with family and gratitude this season. Happy Thanksgiving from AES Drilling Fluids and The Flowline!