FMCD

Definition(s)


FMCD

Floating Mud Cap Drilling.

Source: ABS Guide for Classification and Certification of Managed Pressure Drilling Systems, September 2017. Global Standards

 

FMCD

A drilling technique used to drill without returns while sacrificial fluid is continuously pumped down drill string and the annulus to avoid all possibility of formation fluid migrating to the surface. Open-hole formation is taking all injected (sacrificial) fluid and drilled cuttings without surface pressure assistance.

Source: ABS Guide for Classification and Certification of Managed Pressure Drilling Systems, September 2017. Global Standards