Document DetailsButyl Acetate, An Alternative Drilling Fluid for Deep Ice Coring Projects
|Authors:||Gosink TA, Kelley JJ, Koci BR, Burton TW and Tumeo MA|
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.