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Dear sir
I have 5850 gallons of invert drilling fluid with a high concentration of drilling solids. The current density is 10.08lbs/gal (1210kgs/m3). I want to know what my volume of fluid will be after I centrifuge it down to 8.75lbs/gal (1050kgs/m3).
Thank you in advance and best regards,

Jeff Melnyk

Answer
You may be able to find your answer by using one of the calculators at the website below.

http://www.drillingformulas.com/category/oil-based-mud-calculations/

If you cannot find the specific formula you need then I would contact the manufacturer of the centrifuge.

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David Traugott

Expertise

I can answer questions related to the technical issues associated with the drilling and completing of oil and gas wells; very familiar with the cementing process, LWD tools and Coiled Tubing operations. Limited knowledge of mineral rights and/or royalties.

Experience

Seventeen years working as an engineer in the industry both in the field and in the office. Field locations include offshore, land, and overseas. Office locations include Lafayette, LA and Houston, TX.

Organizations
SPE, AADE, IADC, API, IEEE, ICoTA

Publications
SPE Drilling and Completion Magazine, World Oil, Harts E&P.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, UL Lafayette 1995. Strategic MBA, University of Houston-Victoria 2010

Past/Present Clients
Major and Independent Oil and Gas Companies.

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