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Drilling was still somewhat depressed throughout this decade. But, deepwater and horizontal drilling were being developed and the operators were interested in solving problems while drilling such lost circulation and wellbore stability. Joint industry projects were established to eliminate non-productive time (NPT) due to these issues. Solids control equipment and waste management improvements were developed. The use of chemically thinned, fresh water muds declined in popularity. The use of both organic and inorganic brines for use in drill-in fluids and for regular drilling was being established.
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