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AES Drilling Fluids: The Flowline Podcast
18 minutes | May 18, 2022
Episode 159 | Mixing Brines
Different brines have different properties based on a number of factors. In some cases, blending them provides a cost-effective solution – but only if they are compatible. Matt and Justin […]
29 minutes | May 11, 2022
Episode 158 | Interview with David Rathgeber, PhD Montana Tech
In this episode, Justin sits down with David Rathgeber, a Ph.D. candidate at Montana Tech and SPE Student Chapter President at this year’s AADE Fluids Conference. David shares his journey […]
13 minutes | May 4, 2022
Episode 157 | Retort Oil vs OWR
Should we be talking more about just percent oil as opposed to trying to go by retort oil? In this episode, Matt answers Justin’s questions regarding retort oil vs OWR.
22 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Episode 156 | Daily Mud Report
What comments belong in the daily mud report? After all, it’s the only area where you can explain how mud properties, costs, and consumption relate to ongoing activity. You better […]
27 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Episode 155 | Technical Conferences
What’s the makeup of a typical technical conference? Matt and Justin discuss what a conference is like and the different ways you can learn and grow professionally when you attend.
20 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Episode 154 | Fluid Lightening
What are the options to get the lowest weight of a drilling fluid possible? Matt and Justin discuss various techniques and fluid systems – along with their advantages and disadvantages.
14 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Episode 153 | Why Matt Hates the Linear Swell Meter
Shale testing is multi-dimensional. Certain tests can sometimes be more troublesome than helpful. Matt talks about why the linear swell meter might not be his favorite test – especially when […]
41 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Episode 152 | Oil Prices
The topic that is constantly on everyone’s mind: Oil Prices. In this episode, we discuss what makes up the price of oil, what the industry should look out for, and […]
34 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Episode 131 | Casing Runs
What are fluid roles to prepare the wellbore, get casing to bottom, and ultimately cement the casing string? In this episode, we’ll talk more about fluid considerations for a casing […]
29 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Episode 150 | Why Matt Hates Sweeps
There are a lot of types of sweeps used for hole cleaning, but seldom at the right time or for that right reason – and that can get expensive. Justin […]
32 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Episode 149 | Crew Change
“My relief sucks.” Why is it that when you come back from days off there is so much to fix?! Let’s discuss ways to strengthen the working relationship, how can […]
28 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Episode 148 | Interview with TAMU’s William Villalobos
In this episode, Matt and Justin sit down with William Villalobos, an inspirational senior Petroleum Engineering student at Texas A&M University. They discuss his work as a student and his efforts to align regulators, academia, and the industry. Click the link below for information on the #ESG Summit he’s organized at College Station on March 11, 2022. Events
15 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Episode 147 | Drilling Fluid Properties and ROP
Want to drill fast? Drilling fluid properties include tradeoffs – some can help you drill faster, but other times you could face a nasty slow down if you don’t balance fluid interactions with the race to TD.
41 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Episode 146 | Now that oil is no longer $-37
It seems that the oilfield is back to some sense of sustained activity – and you know what that means – more people are back to work. Some are new, some left, and some were here the whole time. Justin and Matt discuss how we adapt based on our background.
27 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Episode 145 | Mud Engineer Math
One of the more challenging aspects of mud school is all of the calculations – but they are really important. Matt and Justin run through just some of the concepts a mud engineer needs to master to thrive at the wellsite.
47 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Episode 144 | Formation Damage with Leigh Gray
If you’ve ever had to talk about formation damage, you’ll realize it’s confusing and convoluted in many ways. Support Services Manager Leigh Gray joins Justin and Matt to talk about the issues with formation damage testing and share a few war stories along the way.
28 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Episode 143 | Why Matt (Kind Of) Hates Aphrons
There have been a lot of questions and claims about aphrons since our last episode. Justin and Matt discuss some of the technical concerns and maybe spark the ire of the Internet in the process.
28 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Episode 142 | Waste Management
What are some ways that oilfield waste is handled? Justin and Matt discuss waste management techniques and the big picture of weighing your options.
22 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Episode 141 | Fluid Shear
What role does shear play in drilling fluid? What are the sources of shear? Justin and Matt talk about why shear matters and how it impacts fluid properties.
9 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
Episode 140 | Trips & Mud Weight
Justin was recently asked why the mud weight is lighter after a trip but returns to the original mud weight after circulating. Matt and Justin discuss minor settling versus sag and other mud weight fluctuations that occur during trips.
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