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Butyl Acetate, An Alternative Drilling Fluid for Deep Ice Coring Projects
Authors: Gosink TA, Kelley JJ, Koci BR, Burton TW and Tumeo MA
Year: 1990
Periodical/Journal: PICO CP-90-05
Page Range: 1-11

Deep drilling operations in glaciers require a fluid at and below the brittle zone. Many past practices have employed various formulations using fuel oil as the base. The case for butyl acetate is presented here as a dense, and environmentally safe drilling fluid.

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