Increase In Mud Weight Due To Cutting

Cutting generated while drilling will increase drilling fluid density and it will finally affect equivalent circulating density while drilling. In this topic, we will talk about how to determine mud weight increase due to cutting.

 Figure 1 - Cutting Increases Mud Density

Figure 1 – Cutting Increases Mud Density


Effective mud density due to cuttings in the hole can be determined by the empirical equation below;

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