# Initial volume required to achieve a volume with hematite

## Input(s)

$W_{1}$: Initial Mud wt. (ppg)

$W_{2}$: Required mud wt. (ppg)

$V_{f:} \quad$ Final Volume $(\mathrm{ppg})$

## Output(s)

$V_{i}$: Starting Volume (bbl)

## Formula(s)

$V_{i}=V_{f} * \frac{40-W_{2}}{40-W_{1}}$## Reference(s)

Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover, Second Edition, Lapeyrouse, Page: 84.