Drilling/completion fluids

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In this paper, β-cyclodextrin polymer microspheres, generally used for drug release and wastewater treatment, are evaluated as an environmentally friendly ultrahigh-temperature filtration reducer.
This paper describes the qualification and first deepwater drilling application of a novel aqueous reservoir drilling fluid at temperatures greater than 320°F.

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