Customer Workshops

For more than 50 years Baroid IDP has offered drilling fluid training to our customers with the annual customer workshops, often known as mud schools.  What do you learn in a workshop?

Find out in this video. 

Drilling disciplines covered:

Water Well  - Fundamentals of drilling fluid properties; emphasis on drilling, completion and development practices.

Minerals Exploration - Fundamentals of drilling fluid properties with emphasis on wireline coring and air drilling techniques.

HDD - Fundamentals of drilling fluid properties in the horizontal directional drilling industry with an introduction to the Drilling Square.

Geothermal - Fundamentals of drilling fluid and grout design and use for ground source heat pump market; strong focus on new and innovative grout technologies.

Spanish Language Class - Covers the basic drilling fluids used in the Water Well, Horizontal, Geothermal, and Minerals Exploration industries.

Tunneling/Micro-Tunneling - Fundamentals of fluid properties and application for face fluids and lubricating fluids in the tunneling and micro-tunneling markets.


2018 Houston Customer Workshop Schedule:

Here is the schedule for Baroid IDP Customer Workshops in Houston in early 2018.



Mining Exploration January 15-19, 2018
HDD January 22-26, 2018
Spanish Language February 5-9, 2018
Water Well February 12-16, 2018

If you are interested in attending one of our training programs contact your local Baroid IDP representative or click here to contact us by email.

Please note, the customer workshops listed above are not affiliated with Baroid's Oilfield Mud School.  

Visit our YouTube site to view the following Baroid IDP Video Demonstrations:


Mud Balance Demonstration

Sand Content Test

Hole in Sand Demonstration

Full Area Filter Press Demonstration

EZ-MUD® GOLD Clay and Shale Stabilizer Demonstration

Air Foam Demonstration using QUIK-FOAM® Foaming Agent

Marsh Funnel Viscosity Test Demonstration

Demonstration of Fann’s Half Area Filter Press

Hardness and PH Test Demonstration

N-SEAL™ Lost Circulation Material Demonstration

QUIK-TROL® GOLD PAC Polymer Demonstration

Fann Instrument Company Model 280 Rheometer Demonstration

Polymer Overview

Hard Water Snow Globe Demonstration





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