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"Clear as Mud?" How to Read a Mud Report, and What Does it Tell Us? 

This webinar is designed for anyone who is involved in the drilling process, uses information obtained from a Mud Engineer’s daily report or just wants to learn what information is included on a typical mud report.

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Webinar Objectives

  1. To provide participants with the knowledge of what properties can be found on a standard mud report and where to find them

  2. To provide participants with the knowledge to monitor key mud properties throughout the drilling process

  3. To provide participants with information to know when the drilling fluid is not within specifications or “targets” and what are some first steps to remedy

What Will Attendees Learn?

  1. Webinar attendees will enhance their knowledge about key drilling fluid properties including rheology, density, filtrate and solids analysis.

  2. Attendees will learn how a much engineer calculates chemical concentrations and maintains volume accountability.

  3. Attendees will learn about key ion concentrations that are monitored in a drilling fluid and their importance.

  4. Webinar attendees will be able to state the key differences found on a water-based mud report versus a mud report for non-aqueous fluid properties.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is critical for anyone who is involved in the drilling process, uses information obtained from a Mud Engineer’s daily report, or just wants to answer the question, “What do all those numbers on a Mud Report actually tell me?” Drilling Engineers, Site Supervisors, Production Engineers, Data Analysts, Tool Pushers, Drillers and Mud Logging Technicians will all benefit from this webinar.

About the Presenter

MR. KEVIN CUYLER is the Director of Technical Division Operations at PetroSkills, where he is responsible for the In-House Proposal and Logistics team. He is also the Discipline Manager for the Multi-Discipline and Petroleum Business disciplines. Prior to this role, he was the Discipline Network Operations Manager where he was responsible for the ongoing health and operations of the nineteen discipline networks in the PetroSkills Alliance, ensuring competency map alignment, consulting on competency issues and assisting with member engagement and involvement. A member of SPE, Mr. Cuyler is the Course Director for the Drilling Fluids Technology course and an instructor for the Instructor Excellence Workshop at PetroSkills. Prior to joining PetroSkills, Mr. Cuyler had 17 years of experience with Halliburton Company including the HR Global Human Asset Manager for the Cementing Product Service Line, HR Business Partner, Global Technical Development Manager, Curriculum Development Manager, Division Technical Training Manager, Baroid Product Service Line Global Training Manager, Technical Instructor for Drilling and Completion Fluids, Multi-Service Field Representative and Mud Engineer. Mr. Cuyler has managed drilling fluids throughout Texas as well as deep-water operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Cuyler has a BS Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.


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