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.
|Patent number||US 20150260035 A1|
|IPC||H01J49/26, H01J49/00, E21B49/00|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Sep 2015|