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API RP 13B-1 Download PDF Contents

  • API Foreword
  • Foreword

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Introduction

This part of ISO 10414 is based on API RP 13B-1 download PDF, third edition, December 2003[2] and ISO 10414 (all parts)[6]
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Annexes A to H and K of this part of ISO 10414 are for information only. Annexes I and J are normative. In this part of ISO 10414, where practical, U.S. Customary (USC) units are included in brackets for information

1 Scope

This part of API RP 13B-1 Download PDF provides standard procedures for determining the following characteristics of water-based drilling fluids:

a) drilling fluid density (mud weight);
b) viscosity and gel strength;
c) filtration; API & HPHT
d) water, oil and solids contents;
e) sand content;
f) methylene blue capacity;
g) pH;
h) alkalinity and lime content;
i) chloride content;
j) total hardness as calcium

2 Terms and definitions

3 Symbols and abbreviated terms

  • 31 Symbols
  • 32 Abbreviations

4 API RP 13B-1 Download | Drilling fluid density (mud weight)

  • 41 Principle
  • 42 Apparatus
  • 43 Procedure
  • 44 Calculation

5 Alternative drilling fluid density method

  • 51 Principle
  • 52 Apparatus
  • 53 Procedure
  • 54 Calculation

6 API RP 13B-1 Download | Viscosity and gel strength

  • 61 Principle
  • 62 Determination of viscosity using the Marsh funnel
  • 63 Determination of viscosity and/or gel strength using a direct-indicating viscometer

7 Filtration

  • 71 Principle
  • 72 Low-temperature/low-pressure test
  • 73 High-temperature/high-pressure (HTHP) test

8 API RP 13B-1 Download | Water, oil and solids contents

  • 81 Principle
  • 82 Apparatus
  • 83 Procedure
  • 84 Calculation

9 Sand content

  • 91 Principle
  • 92 Apparatus
  • 93 Procedure

10 Methylene blue capacity

  • 101 Principle23
  • 102 Reagents and apparatus
  • 103 Procedure
  • 104 Calculation

11 pH

  • 111 Principle
  • 112 Reagents and apparatus
  • 113 Procedure for pH
  • 114 Care of electrode

12 Alkalinity and lime content

  • 121 Principle
  • 122 Reagents and apparatus
  • 123 Procedure — Phenolphthalein and methyl orange filtrate alkalinities
  • 124 Procedure — Phenolphthalein drilling fluid alkalinity
  • 125 Calculation of ion concentrations from Pf and Mf
  • 126 Estimation of lime content

13 API RP 13B-1 Download | Chloride ion content

  • 131 Principle
  • 132 Reagents and apparatus
  • 133 Procedure
  • 134 Calculation

14 Total hardness as calcium

  • 141 Principle
  • 142 Reagents and apparatus
  • 143 Procedure
  • 144 Calculation

Annexs

  • 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 63 Annex H (informative) Calibration and verification of glassware, thermometers, viscometers, retort-kit cup and drilling fluid balances
  • Annex I (normative) High-temperature/high-pressure filtration testing of water-based drilling fluids using the permeability-plugging apparatus and cells equipped with set-screw-secured end caps
  • Annex J (normative) High-temperature/high-pressure filtration testing of water-based drilling fluids using the permeability-plugging apparatus and cells equipped with threaded end caps
  • Annex K (informative) Water-based drilling fluids report form 90 Bibliography

API RP 13B-1 Download PDF