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Drilling fluids are a vital part of drilling operations. It controls wellbore pressure, lubricates and cools the drill bit, carries the drill cuttings, and other essential functions. To fulfill these tasks, carefully chosen additives are incorporated into the mud to control its properties. It is the mud engineer's responsibility to ensure that any new mud that is produced and added meets the required specifications.

In the past, mud engineers relied on paper forms or Excel® spreadsheets to record mud properties, product usage, and inventory on a daily basis. This approach meant that engineers encountered a variety of issues, such as disorganization of numerous daily reports and difficulty with generating end-of-well recaps.

MUDPRO is a mud reporting software that complies with API specifications for field use. With an advanced database, this innovative, all-inclusive model significantly improves drilling fluid data gathering, sharing and management.

MUDPRO is designed for both mud engineers at rig sites and engineering managers. A mud engineer will use the software to record mud data and generate daily reports whereas a manager can use MUDPRO to review and manage data, make an end-of-well recap and compare multiple wells.

Our advanced version, MUDPRO+, includes enhanced mud volume tracking and concentration calculations, which are more accurate and effective in handling a variety of mud volume transitions.

**New Version Coming Soon!**
Up and coming! Our all new next generation of MUDPRO is being developed for its release this year. An all-new dazzling visualization, added machine learning, an at-a-glance dashboard and much more. We are commencing MUDPRO’s advancement to bring you a better, improved daily mud reporting software to meet your daily needs. Stay tuned for its release date and experience the next generation of MUDPRO for yourself.

  • Land and offshore wells
  • Water, oil and synthetic-based mud
  • Daily report
  • Hydraulics
  • Recap
  • Well comparison
  • Planned and actual data comparison
  • Solid analysis
  • Volume tracking
  • Salt type selections: NaCl, CaCl2, or Dual salts
  • Master product database and tubular database
  • Exporting and importing wells
  • “Used” or “Final” based inventory count method
  • Engineering tools
  • Price change and automatic recalculation
  • WITSML report
  • Keyword search
  • User defined drilling interval and interval recap
  • Concentration calculation
  • Wellbore schematic
  • Data export to HYDPRO
  • Printing size: letter, legal or A4
  • US oil field, SI and customized units
  • Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian
  • Screenshots
  • Brochures
  • White Paper
  • FAQ
  • Bookstore

Q1. How to transfer wells?
Please refer to the .pdf file below for detailed instructions.
Transfer MUDPRO Wells Instructions


Q2. How to fix crashed database?
Please refer to the .pdf file below for detailed instructions.
Crashed MUDPRO Database Troubleshooting


Q3. How to change the price of an item?
Please refer to the .pdf file below for detailed instructions.
Inventory Price Change Instructions


Q4. Is input setup for calculation matching different in HYDPRO and MUDPRO?
The mathematical model in HYDPRO and MUDPRO (MUDPRO+) are the same. If the inputs are equal, the results should be as well. Differences in the survey/wellpath and small rounding differences in the background of the calculations are likely to occur.
We recommend the calculations between HYDPRO and MUDPRO with ECD and PP differences of ≤ 3 % or less than ± 0.3 ppg be considered a match.
Please refer to the .pdf file below for detailed explanation.
HYDPRO and MUDPRO Hydraulics Matching Explanation


Q5. How does survey data differ in HYDPRO and MUDPRO?
HYDPRO allows user to input detailed survey data, while MUDPRO uses the MD and TVD from all of the daily reports. It allows HYDPRO surveys to contain more depth entries and therefore often has a more accurate well path for the simulation.
Impact of the survey data tends to be small in PVI’s experience. If the MD and TVD values in MUDPRO match the survey data in HYDPRO, the results from both software will be close.
Please refer to the .pdf file below for detailed explanation.
HYDPRO and MUDPRO Hydraulics Matching Explanation


Q6. How do the advance options (ROP, RPM, Eccentricity, Tool Joint Consideration) effect HYDPRO/MUDPRO?
Please refer to the .pdf file below for detailed explanation.
HYDPRO and MUDPRO Hydraulics Matching Explanation


Q7. Do I need to turn off Backpressure in HYDPRO for calculation matching to MUDPRO?
MUDPRO does not consider backpressure, so it needs to be turned off in HYDPRO when comparing the ECD and pump pressure calculations.
Please refer to the .pdf file below for detailed explanation.
HYDPRO and MUDPRO Hydraulics Matching Explanation

  • The Drilling Supervisors Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Drilling Fluids | PVI Bookstore

    The Drilling Supervisors Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Drilling Fluids - $125

    Dr. Kenneth L. Bridges, published by Drilbert Engineering, Inc., 2008

    This guide covers virtually every aspect involved in understanding and maintaining drilling fluids. It is intended to give the Drilling Supervisor and the on site Mud Engineer a thorough understanding of drilling mud. The book begins by giving a basic understanding of mud chemistry and polymer chemistry are covered in detail. Calculations for engineering and maintaining the mud are presented in a clear and simple format.The goal of the manual is to enable the rig site supervision to be able to understand and manage the drilling mud programs.Topics include: Functions of Drilling Fluids; Drilling Fluid Properties; Well Bore Stability; Drilling Fluid Components; Drilling Fluid Systems; Solids Control; and more!
    For a limited time, a complimentary 3-month Dr. DE leasing license will be included in any book purchases. Tax, shipping and handling cost will be applied. Contact sales@pvisoftware.com for more information about book purchasing.

  • Operating Systems

    • Microsoft Windows® 8/8.1, Windows® 10
  • Microsoft Office®

    • 2013 or later
  • Processor

    • Dual-core Intel or AMD processor, 1.4 GHz or faster. Quad-core CPU recommended. Not compatible with ARM processor
  • Memory

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Disk Space

    • 200 MB of free disk space for installation
  • Display

    • 1,280 x 768 display resolution
  • Installation Options

    • Setup file can be accessed from a download link or installation CD provided by PVI