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Drilling Fluids Companies

Updated on January 16, 2015

Drilling Fluids Companies

Below you will find a detailed list of Drilling Fluids Companies. Included in this list are brief profiles of each company and links to the “career pages” of their websites. Since industry demand is now higher than ever before, it is an excellent time to get started in the field. Just be sure that you meet employers’ requirements, like completing Mud School if you want to be a Mud Engineer. (If you would like your company to be added to this list, leave a comment at the bottom of the page. I will try to update this hub once every other month to follow any changes in the industry.)

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-Drilling Fluids Companies (In Alphabetical Order)-

Ace Mud School

Ace Mud School provides top quality training for entry-level Mud Engineers. Recognized for their cutting edge curriculum, Ace’s graduates are among the best in the field. To learn more about their course and enrollment requirements visit Ace’s website by clicking here; Each class has a limited number of seats, so planning ahead can be a big advantage.

AES Drilling Fluids

AES Drilling Fluids offers a range of fluid systems which can be custom designed for each client. Since they acquired Fluids Management Inc. and Champion Drilling Fluids they have some of the best talent available in North America. In fact, the upper level management of AES is well respected in the drilling industry due to their high degree of expertise which has been proven out in the field. As market demand continues to grow they will likely need new trained Mud Engineers. For more information about careers with AES visit or call them at (405) 321-1365.

Anchor Drilling Fluids

Anchor Drilling Fluids is the largest independent drilling fluids company in the United States. For over 40 years they have delivered a variety of specialty products that have been proven effective in the field. They also specialize in providing expert level service in order to maintain their fluid systems onsite. To explore career opportunities with Anchor Drilling Fluids, go to their website by clicking this link or call them at (918) 583-7701.

Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes is another drilling fluids giant with over 57,000 employees in 80 countries. Although they are smaller than MI-Swaco and Baroid IDP, they supply many operations with their name brand products. They also contract for a variety of other field services, drawing on their years of experience in the industry. Baker Hughes can be called at (713) 625-4200 or contacted through their website here;


Baroid Industrial Drilling Products is the drilling fluids division of Halliburton. Halliburton has been around for almost 100 years and has over 70,000 employees in 80 countries. Baroid specializes in supplying a variety of drilling fluid additives while maintaining exceptional customer service in the field. Baroid IDP can be found on the web by clicking on this link;, but careers at Halliburton can be found here To speak with a live representative for more information, try calling (281) 575-3000.

Champion Drilling Fluids

Champion Drilling Fluids is now a subsidiary of AES following their 2009 acquisition. They state that they can compete with other large companies because they have the lowest overhead in the industry. Champion Drilling Fluids also prides themselves on their unparalleled customer service, so check out AES's website at or call them directly at (281) 556-5628.

CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a very large company apart from their drilling fluids division. They have been in operation for over 200 years and have offices all around the world. CP Kelco has become a pioneer in the industry ever since they developed Xanthan gum based biopolymers. To find out about job opportunities with CP Kelco, call them toll free at (800) 535-2687 or visit their careers webpage here;


Cpchem (Chevron Phillips Chemical) is owned equally by Chevron and ConocoPhillips. With over 40 strategically located manufacturing centers, CPchem is one of the world’s largest drilling fluids suppliers. They supply a wide variety of specialty drilling products ranging from aromatics to completion fluid additives. To find out about job opportunities with Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit their careers webpage at or call them at (800) 231-1212.

GEO Drilling Fluids

GEO has a earned industry wide recognition for their excellent service in the field. Since their management has accumulated 130+ years of experience, they truly know how to best serve each client. In fact, it was GEO who serviced the deepest well ever drilled in the state of California. And although most of their operations are based in the West, they also have branches located in North Dakota and the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about GEO by visiting them online at or call them at (800) 438-7436.

Mega Fluids

Mega Fluids is still a young company when compared to some of the other big names in the industry. Although they are relatively new, Mega Fluids services Eastern and Southern Texas as well as the Haynesville shale parts of Louisiana. In these regions they mainly operate as a wholesaler focused on delivering the best products and services around. They can be called at (903) 535-9992 or explored online here


MI-Swaco is one of the largest drilling fluids companies with more than 13,000 employees in 75 countries. Since the quality of their products is recognized across the industry they are a top choice among providers in the field. MI-Swaco can be reached at (713) 739-0222 and their website can be found by clicking here; Schlumberger, their parent company, can be reached at (281) 285-8500 or contacted through their website here;

National Oilwell Varco

National Oilwell Varco has been in operation since 1841. Since then, they have built over 800 service centers, making them one of the most experienced companies in the industry. NOV is known to offer a wide variety of products, including top quality chemicals that are used in many different types of drilling fluids. Their career webpage can be visited at or they can be called at (713) 375-3700.

Newpark Drilling Fluids

Newpark Drilling Fluids assures their clients success with the help of expertly trained employees. Despite being rather young in the industry, their products are some of the most innovative and effective available. Newpark can be called at (281) 754-8600. Their website can be visited by clicking here;

Sun Drilling

Sun Drilling is an independent drilling fluids company that has been around since 1964. They offer a variety of drilling fluid additives including products used in spud mud and completion. Sun Drilling’s top of the line products are specifically designed for unique downhole situations. They also specialize in helping clients control costs while supporting their productivity in the field. To find out how to apply for a job, contact them through their website at or call them at (800) 962-6490.


Weatherford International is known as one of the drilling industry’s largest service providers. They specialize in supplying products for all stages of the drilling process. For information on how to get a job working with Weatherford International, visit their careers webpage at or call them at (713) 693-4000.


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Matchtech has 28 years worth of valuable experience recruiting for many different industrial professions. Their recruitment divisions deal with engineering and technology, but also cover science and medical. They are the top recruitment agency for engineers in the United Kingdom with over 130 verified consultants. To find out about potential job opportunities through Matchtech, check out their website at

Monarch Oil has an unrivaled reputation among employers in oil and gas. They are a privately owned company in the United Kingdom that entered the drilling industry in 1992. Monarch’s consultants are highly trained and motivated to achieve the best results possible for their clients. To take advantage of their recruitment services, visit their website at

PE Global is a technical recruitment agency that offers specialized services to meet each client’s needs. Their recruitment agents are all highly qualified to match employees with waiting employers. They recruit for a variety of employment sectors, not just those in oil and gas, so go to their website at to find out more about PE Global’s recruitment process.

Progressive Global Energy and Natural Resources has over 20 years of experience recruiting for the energy industry. They use a specialized and integrated approach to match the needs of their client’s to the qualifications of their candidates. To find out more about Progressive and their recruitment process, go to their website at

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      Pranjal kumar chetia 

      5 years ago

      I am working as a Sr. Mud Engg in Oman. Looking for Better option. How?

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      Hadley Fluids Engineering 

      5 years ago

      Correction: ACE Mud School only offers water-based mud system training. We at Hadley Fluids Engineering, along with 3-4 other schools, offer both oil and water-based training. Our webpage is

      Thanks for an awesome forum for those interested in oilfield related subjects!


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