J. Mark Hutchinson

J. Mark Hutchinson is a Mud Engineer Consultant at RightTurn Supply, LLC.

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Are rheological properties important in the drilling fluid on HDD projects? Are rheological properties important in the drilling fluid on HDD projects? Are rheological properties important in the drilling fluid on HDD projects? Are rheological properties important in the drilling fluid on HDD projects?


Yes, very important! The following is a basic explanation based on using what is known as The Bingham Plastic Model.Plastic Viscosity (PV),...


In the geotech surveys on most horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crossings, the soils being drilled are identified. So you can plan...


When drilling HDD bores, the measured depth is typically shallow at around 120 feet. A 3,500-foot underground crossing may pass under a...

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