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Drilling Muds

Drilling muds is a term given to the various types of liquids used in drilling bore holes for petroleum, natural gas, and water. The liquids are inserted into the bore hole throughout the drilling process to help prevent unwanted liquids and gases from the surrounding formations from entering the well. In addition, the drilling muds help to keep the drill bit cool and clean and help to remove material from the well during the drilling process. The type of drilling mud selected is based on the drilling job and the geologic formations being drilled through.