MUD LOGGING SERVICES
The Mud Logging Services team at FPS has worked closely with Petron (USA) to develop specialised mud logging equipment. FPS provides clients with real time drilling information that is useful with drilling exploration wells where quick decision-making can save costs
MUD LOGGING - GEOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS
Services provided include geological and formation evaluation based on continuous cuttings description, Fluorescence Testing, analysis of Chromatograph and Total Gas readings. Continuous monitoring of the drilling operation facilitates early detection of any changes in critical parameters and quick reaction – thus saving time and money. Data acquisition, display, storage and processing is available at the driller's monitor on the rig floor and in the toolpusher's or the company representative's office. A comprehensive library of software programmes that yield information on formation pore pressure, fracture gradients and hydraulics, provide further technical assistance. A record of bit usage and cost is made with the compilation of a final Well Report.
MUD LOGGING - SURFACE DATA MEASUREMENT
Measurement and data recording include depth, bit location, rate of penetration, hookload, weight on bit, RPM, rotary torque, pump pressure, casing pressure, pump-strokes, pit volumes, flow rate, mud weight, and mud temperature. Options data includes mud conductivity, pH and electromagnetic flow meter readings.
MUD LOGGING - GAS ANALYSIS
Gases are separated from the mud by a specially-designed Constant Flow Extractor placed at the shale shaker. The gas/air mixture is analysed by TCD-based Field Chromatograph or Total Gas equipment and more complex FID-based analysers.