1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
Abbreviation for health, safety and environmental. These three issues are of paramount importance to the drilling and drilling fluids community, as they are to the entire petroleum industry. Adherence to HSE guidelines is a requirement for operators worldwide and is also dictated by internal policies of most corporations.
See: cesium acetate, cesium formate, EPA, formate, lignite, linear alphaolefin, NPDES, OSHA, OSPAR, polyalphaolefin