A Fast Graphic Approach To Estimate Hole Cleaning for Directional Drilling
- Feifei Zhang (University of Tulsa) | Stefan Miska (University of Tulsa) | Mengjiao Yu (University of Tulsa) | Evren Ozbayoglu (University of Tulsa) | Nicholas Takach (University of Tulsa)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE Drilling & Completion
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- March 2017
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- Journal Paper
- 51 - 58
- 2017.Society of Petroleum Engineers
- hole cleaning, graphic approach, directional drilling
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In this paper, a set of charts is developed to allow drilling engineers to quickly estimate the cuttings volumetric concentration in the wellbore. The most-important parameters for hole cleaning are divided into several ranges on the basis of their sensitivity to cuttings concentration in the wellbore. A series of charts is obtained by running a hole-cleaning simulator, which is based on a large number of experimental and modeling studies of cuttings transport. The difference between the charts’ prediction results and experimental data is within 20%. Drilling engineers can quickly estimate the cuttings volumetric concentration by looking up the charts and conducting very-simple calculations.
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