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  1. drilling mud, drilling fluidnoun

    a mixture of clays and chemicals and water; pumped down the drill pipe to lubricate and cool the drilling bit and to flush out the cuttings and to strengthen the sides of the hole


  1. drilling mud

    Drilling mud, also known as drilling fluid, is a mixture of water, clay, various chemicals and oil, that is used in drilling operations for various purposes such as lubricating drill bits, cooling the drill bit, stabilizing the wellbore, preventing the formation of drill cuttings, and carrying out cuttings from the borehole. The type of drilling mud used depends on the geological structure being drilled, the type of drill bit being used, and the desired rate of penetration.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drilling mud in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drilling mud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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