Gas Cut Drilling Fluid

Definition(s)


Gas Cut Drilling Fluid

Drilling Fluid that has become entrained with gas from previously drilled gas bearing formation which in turn lowers the drilling fluid density and hydrostatic head of the drilling fluid column.

Source: API RP 59, Recommended Practice for Well Control Operations, Second Edition, May 2006. Global Standards

Source: API RP 64, Recommended Practice for Diverter Systems Equipment and Operations, Second Edition, November 2001 (March 1, 2007). Global Standards