The Nonaqueous Drilling Fluids Handbook: Understanding and Managing Oil-Based Muds is the first to deliver critical information on NADFs, covering their design, management and optimization. Discussing the history of NADFs, their properties, and benefits to various types of complex operations aids petroleum engineers in knowing when and how to use this valuable product. Advantages and disadvantages are examined, along with environmental considerations, including safety and human health hazards. Written by a well-respected author and supporting cast of contributors, this book equips today's petroleum engineer with a systematic and practical collection of protocols and solutions to more complicated drilling operations.