Mud Engineering

HEADS provides qualified engineers for the duration of the drilling process.

The analysis of the expected costs is carried out on an ongoing basis based on the documentation provided, specifying the technical parameters of the project.
HEADS prepares drilling technological programs based on the composition of the drilling fluid, its physical and rheological parameters. Company performs an analysis of downhole pressures which decrease the risk of unwanted blowouts during HDD or to prepare sufficient equipment during microtunelling.

Making the right and quick decisions is ensured by the constant presence of a HEADS mud engineer.
In order to achieve the right parameters in the drilling process, optimize its duration, ensure the safety of the work carried out and cost reduction, it is recommended that the HEADS service participates in the design phase of drilling works.

The employed team is not only a well-educated engineering staff with many years of experience in working with drilling fluids, but on top of all, we are specialists who can solve any problem related to the wide range of directional drilling issues that bother the contractor.


  • various speed viscometer
  • Mud balance
  • Filter presses
  • Marsh cone
  • Sand content kit
  • Solid phase control kit
  • Digital pH metres
  • Digital conductivity meter
  • Chemical analysis kit
  • Thermal conductivity tool
  • Retort kit
  • Lubricity tester
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Laser particle size analyzer

Our mud service offers the following:

  • Designing requested type of drilling fluid and selecting its physical and rheological parameters based on the provided results of geological research.
  • Geological structure research based on drilling parameters and cuttings samples, due to lack of geological research
  • Constant control of drilling mud parameters in accordance with the mud program in correlation with the encountered geological conditions
  • Drilling fluid laboratory tests.
  • Control of drilling parameters (drilling progress, mud pump output, weight on the bit, pulling force, drilling tool rotation, torque) in correlation with geology, type of drilling device, technical parameters of the project, etc.
  • Proper drilling tools advise.
  • Preparation of daily mud reports and technological analyses.
  • Checking the efficiency of the mud cleaning equipment.
  • On time delivery of drilling fluids components and consumption reports.
  • Drilling technology and borehole hydraulics general advise
  • Stability of the borehole wall, cleaning it of cuttings, preparing the hole for pipe installation.
  • Fast and safe pipeline installation.


HEADS performs intensive laboratory testsfor the systematic monitoring of our products quality.

Our engineers works on new technology solutions to satisfy trenchless market expectations. Research and development department constantly works on implementation new ideas that are used in making most complex projects. During the tests we use professional measuring equipment, that is way you are assured of receiving top-class products.


Hundreds of designers, drillers, superintendents and other crew members took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about new methods of drilling, fluids technology, downhole tools, risk management, etc in hdd projects.

Hundreds of drillers, superintendents and other crew members took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about new methods of drilling, fluids technology, downhole tools, risk management in hdd projects.

Seminarium jest skierowane do:

  • kierowników robót budowlanych i wiertniczych
  • wiertaczy
  • operatorów systemów lokalizacji
  • operatorów systemów płuczkowych
  • projektantów

Seminaria tematyczne prowadzone są przez inżynierów firmy HEADS oraz zaproszonych gości. Uczestnicy seminarium otrzymują materiały szkoleniowe zawierające niepublikowane dane techniczne.

Przykładowe zagadnienia szkoleniowe:

  • funkcje płynów wiertniczych
  • komponenty systemów płuczkowych
  • interpretacja danych geotechnicznych
  • planowanie otworów kierunkowych - kontrola trajektorii
  • narzędzia do wiercenia pilotowego i poszerzania otworu
  • konfiguracja elementów przewodu wiertniczego
  • hydrualika otworowa
  • transport zwiercin w otworze poziomym
  • zjawisko tarcia w otworze wiertniczym
  • analiza momentu obrotowego i wytężeń
  • instalacje rur stalowych i polietylenowych
  • problematyka balastowania rurociągów
  • problemy i komplikacje wiertnicze
  • operacje wiertnicze - rekomendowane procedury