What is mud rotary drilling?


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Mud rotary drilling is a method of drilling that uses mud to facilitate a smooth drilling process. A mud mixture is pumped from a hole in the bit into the borehole.

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Mud rotary drilling is used in areas where other drilling methods are not effective. Bedrock, sand or gravel formations require the use of mud rotary drilling.

Mud rotary drilling involves pumping a premade mixture of mud through the drill bit while drilling. This mud helps the process proceed smoothly, as the mud reinforces the borehole, while cooling the drill bit. The mud is then recycled from the drill cuttings into a mud pit and used again in the borehole, creating a constant source of mud.

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