As an extension
of MB Drilling Fluids (MBDF), MB Petroleum also provides
mud logging services. MB Petroleum has worked closely
with Petron in the USA in developing mud logging equipment.
MB Mud Logging provides clients with real time drilling
information that is useful with drilling exploration
wells where decision making is essential to save costs.
Services provided include geological and formation
evaluation based on continuous cuttings description,
fluorescence testing and analysis of Chromatograph
and Total Gas readings. Monitoring of the drilling
operation, detection and reaction to any critical
changes in drilling parameters, thus facilitating
early recognition of potential problems. Data acquisition,
display, storage and processing information is instantly
duplicated at the Driller's monitor on the rig floor
and in the Toolpusher's or the company representative's
office. A comprehensive software library of programs
that yield information on formation pore pressure,
fracture gradients and hydraulics, providing further
technical assistance. A record of bit usage and cost
is made with the compilation of a final well report.
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 include mud conductivity,
pH and electromagnetic flow meter readings.
Gases are separated from the mud by a specially
designed constant flow extractor placed at the shale
shaker. The gas/air mixture is analyzed by TCD-based
Field Chromatograph or Total Gas equipment and more
complex FID-based analyzers.