Drilling Fluids Losses: Barites Plugs

Drilling Fluids Losses: Barites Plugs

A successful Barites plug should accomplish:

  • killing of the well
  • plugging of lost circulation zone.


Barite plugs shall be applied when the following situations arise:

  • Simultaneous kicking and lost circulation.
  • Abandonment procedure to allow safe withdrawal of drillpipe to permit subsequent setting of a cement plug.
  • Withdrawal of drillpipe to either set casing or repair existing casing strings.
  • Plugging of drillpipe in emergency situations.

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