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API 13B-1 Ed. 3 (2003)
Recommended Practice For Field Testing Water-based Drilling Fluids Petroleum And Natural Gas Industries-field Testing Of Drilling Fluids - Part 1 - Water Based Fluids


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Document Type Standard
Status Superseded
Publisher:    American Petroleum Institute
Superseded By:
API 13B-1 Ed. 4 (2009)
Supersedes:
API 13B Ed. 12 (1988)
API 13B-1 Ed. 2 (1997)



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Table of Contents

API Foreword 
Foreword 
Introduction 
1  Scope
2  Term and definition
3  Abbreviated terms
4  Drilling fluid density (mud weight)
5  Alternative drilling fluid density method
6  Viscosity and gel strength
7  Filtration
8  Water, oil and solids contents
9  Sand content
10 Methylene blue capacity
11 pH
12 Alkalinity and lime content
13 Chloride ion content
14 Total hardness as calcium
Annex A (informative) Chemical analysis of water-based 
        drilling fluids
Annex B (informative) Shear strength measurement using 
        shearometer tube
Annex C (informative) Resistivity
Annex D (informative) Removal of air or gas prior to testing
Annex E (informative) Drill pipe corrosion ring coupon
Annex F (informative) Sampling, inspection and rejection
Annex G (informative) Rig-site sampling
Annex H (informative) Calibration and verification of glassware, 
        thermometers, viscometers, retort kit cup and drilling 
        fluid balances
Annex I (normative) National adoption modifications
Annex J (normative) High-temperature/high pressure filtration 
        testing of water-based muds using the permeability 
        plugging apparatus and cells equipped with set screw 
        secured end caps
Annex K (normative) High-temperature/high pressure filtration 
        testing of water based muds using the permeability 
        plugging apparatus and cells equipped with threaded 
        end caps
Annex L (informative) Water-based drilling mud report form
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Abstract

Provides standard procedures for the determining the various characteristics of water-based drilling fluids.

History

3ED 2003 ERRATA 04 [01/07/2004]
3ED 2003 [01/12/2003]
2ED 97 ADD1 00 [01/05/2000]
2ED 97 [01/09/1997]
1ED 90 SUPP 2 [01/03/1996]
1ED 90 SUPP 1 [01/05/1993]
1ED 90 [01/06/1990]

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