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When drill pipe connections are broken and the pipes are racked back on the drill floor after downhole operations, the fluid stuck to the inner walls of the pipes drips on the drill floor and accumulates on the set back area. The accumulated volume of this residual fluid is surprisingly large and generates several cost elements such as increase mud consumption, increased slop treatment and increased thread wear.
Additionally, there are significant HSE benefits such as less well fluid spill on drill floor and less work in red zone when the fluid is left in the well. Drilling Supervisor in the North Sea reported 95 % reduced mud spill when using CleanPipe!