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Drilling Fluids Procurement Research Report | Published: May 2015

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Drilling Fluids: Procurement Research Report Highlights

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IBISWorld’s Drilling Fluids Procurement Research Report helps simplify the purchasing process. This report provides tools such as pricing trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions to help you work with internal stakeholders and executives to manage the procurement process for your company. With this information, your company will be able to make credible and knowledgeable decisions regarding purchasing Drilling Fluids.

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Drilling Fluids - Recent Price Trend

Over the three years to 2015, the average price of drilling fluids has been increasing slowly at an estimated annualized rate of 0.5%, while experiencing an insignificant level of volatility. The low level of volatility in prices indicates negligible risk of sudden price fluctuations; as such, buyers have the ability to develop accurate cost estimations and budgets. In the past three years, the... purchase to read more

Drilling Fluids - Total Cost of Ownership

When purchasing drilling fluids, buyers should expect additional costs to be high. Suppliers typically sell drilling fluids as a dry mixture and the buyer is responsible for adding the base liquid. The least expensive base liquid to use is water. Drilling fluids can also use oil and synthetic oil as a base liquid, but at a higher cost. Drilling fluids must be mixed correctly and managed... purchase to read more


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This report is intended to assist buyers of drilling fluids, commonly known as drilling mud. These fluids are used to assist in drilling boreholes by maintaining wellbore stability, suspending drill cuttings and cooling and lubricating the drill bit. Drilling fluids are used when drilling for natural gas and oil, mining and drilling water wells. Drilling fluids can be classified as water-based muds, gaseous drilling fluid and nonaqueous muds. This report excludes drilling services and other equipment involved in the drilling process.

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