Drilling fluid analysis using time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Mathew D Rowe (Inventor), David Muirhead (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

An example method for analyzing drilling fluid used in a drilling operation within a subterranean formation may comprise placing a TOF-MS in fluid communication with a drilling fluid. The drilling fluid may be flowing through a fluid conduit coupled to a drilling assembly. A chemical composition of the drilling fluid may be determined using the TOF-MS. And a formation characteristic may be determined using the determined chemical composition.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS 20150260035 A1
IPCH01J49/26, H01J49/00, E21B49/00
Priority date2/08/13
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2015

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    Rowe, M. D., & Muirhead, D. (2015). IPC No. H01J49/26, H01J49/00, E21B49/00. Drilling fluid analysis using time-of-flight mass spectrometry. (Patent No. US 20150260035 A1).