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Mudlogging: the needs of the job
• Rigging up/using/maintaining equipt. in mudlogging unit:
Steve Grimes, Ph.D., P.G., Emp...
Working conditions
• Work 2-4 weeks at drill
site
• Rig up/rig down
• Sample mud/cutttings
(at right)
– At lag depth
– All...
The mudlog: a compilation
of…everything
• Good to have skills in:
math, geology, chemistry,
physics, computers, com
munica...
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Mudlogging: The Needs of the Job

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Description of mudlogging and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for entry-level employees with associates and bachelors geoscience degrees

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Mudlogging: The Needs of the Job

  1. 1. Mudlogging: the needs of the job • Rigging up/using/maintaining equipt. in mudlogging unit: Steve Grimes, Ph.D., P.G., Empirica Gas measurement & analysis Advanced analytical equipt. (here: mass spec) Sample analysis (microscope & fluoroscope) All rig data Mysterious ancient technology
  2. 2. Working conditions • Work 2-4 weeks at drill site • Rig up/rig down • Sample mud/cutttings (at right) – At lag depth – All conditions – PPE required
  3. 3. The mudlog: a compilation of…everything • Good to have skills in: math, geology, chemistry, physics, computers, com munication; mechanical aptitude • Responsible, self-guided • Can gain: – Overview of drilling – Entry to oil/gas business – Opportunities in our company drilling data geochemical datageological data & interpretation

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