Avoid rig downtime with online mud school Today

June 12, 2017

A new entrant into the drilling fluids sector has launched a virtual classroom that saves drillers time and expense from shutting down rigs for on-site mud school lessons from engineers.

Tiger Fluids' Tiger Mud School is an online basic mud school that gives drillers and offsiders an opportunity to broaden their career by gaining essential drilling fluids knowledge and an appreciation of how their uses will affect the drilling process.

Accessible via the school is a basic level course that includes topics such as "Functions of a Drilling Fluid", "Properties of a Drilling Fluid" and "Designing a Mud Pit".

A number of videos clearly illustrate how to use mud measurement equipment to meet the requirements of the drilling program by controlling the properties of a fluid.

"This online course give drillers and offsiders access to various modules on the go, saving time and money rather than shutting down rigs during site visits by engineers performing mud schools in person." Tiger Fluid general manager Chris Steel told Australasian Drilling.

"As the course is online it can be taken anywhere, anytime, at the participants' leisure and will not interfere with valuable drilling time. It's a new and unique opportunity to develop drilling fluids expertise, catering to the busy schedules of drillers, offsiders and drilling companies alike."

At the end of the course, a short test allows participants to show that they have understood the content and are able to answer basic questions on fluids. A seventy percent pass rate is required to receive a certificate of achievement from Tiger Fluids.

Tiger Mud School can be taken as an independent individual or drilling companies can arrange for their employees to participate in the course.

Course topics also cover bentonite, polymers,clays and shales and loss circulation.

Tiger Mud School