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Mud Pump

Proper drilling fluid plans are required to reduce the risk of early bit failure, excessive formation invasion, slow to poor borehole stability, and finally poor to inadequate sample recovery.  Aegis can prepare drilling fluid plans for air, mud or water-based drilling systems, based upon geologic and anticipated drilling conditions.  We will also work closely with drilling fluid suppliers and their engineers in selecting the appropriate products to meet the drilling and sampling objectives of the clients


Aegis can prepare drilling plans based on data quality objectives, drilling completion goals, drilling conditions and economic plans.  Drilling plans will include discussions of drilling methodologies, sampling methodologies, and address anticipated drilling conditions.  The drilling plans will describe anticipated drilling conditions, and discuss bit, string and fluid combinations to address these concerns.  The plans will also describe safety conditions, sample management requirements, and documentation required for each drilling project.

rev_swtoolAegis can provide assessments of sampling methodologies, and the preparation of sampling methodology plans as they relate to down-hole, borehole and test hole sampling systems.  Formation and formation water samples can be collected from a variety of drilled holes, depending on the drilling method and system.

Sampling methods for formation sample collection, range from simple hammered split spoon samplers for geotechnical samples, up to wire-line Christensen core barrel samples and ballistically-driven side wall core samples for chemical analysis.  Sampling systems for formation water, ranging from hydro-punch style systems, up to elaborate zone sampling systems.

Aegis Groundwater Consulting (Aegis) is a private consulting firm, dedicated to providing quality consulting services to private and public industry, State and Federal government, and to private individuals.