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1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A group of organic chemicals with the general formula RCONH2 formed from reactions of ammonia (NH3) and a carboxylic acid, RCOOH+. "R" groups range from hydrogen to various linear and ring structures. Amides and polyamides are emulsifiers and surfactants, many of which are made from fatty acids.

See: aminesbland coring fluidemulsionfatty acidoil-mud emulsifiersurfactant