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Title: Training reduces stuck pipe costs and incidents

Abstract

Properly administered initial and refresher stuck pipe training courses have dramatically reduced the cost and number of stuck pipe incidents for many companies worldwide. These training programs have improved operator and contractor crew awareness of stuck pipe risks and fostered a team commitment in averting such incidents. The success is evident in the achievements of the companies sponsoring such training. Preventing and minimizing stuck pipe is the most significant benefit of stuck pipe training, but crews also benefit from becoming more knowledgeable about the drilling program and equipment operation. The paper discusses stuck pipe costs, stuck pipe training, prevention of stuck pipes, well bore stability, geopressured formation, reactive formation, reactive formations, unconsolidated formations, mobile formations, fractured and faulted formations, differential sticking, 8 other causes of stuck pipe, and freeing stuck pipe.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Global Marine Drilling Co., Houston, TX (United States))
  2. (Randy Smith Drilling School, Lafayette, LA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6968669
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6968669
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Oil and Gas Journal; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92:38; Journal ID: ISSN 0030-1388
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 02 PETROLEUM; DRILL PIPES; TRIBOLOGY; PERSONNEL; TRAINING; WELL DRILLING; FRACTURED RESERVOIRS; FRICTION FACTOR; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; GEOPRESSURE ANOMALIES; MITIGATION; RESERVOIR ROCK; SORPTIVE PROPERTIES; ANIMALS; DRILLING; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; EDUCATION; EQUIPMENT; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; MAMMALS; MAN; PIPES; PRIMATES; SURFACE PROPERTIES; VERTEBRATES 422000* -- Engineering-- Mining & Underground Engineering-- (1980-); 020300 -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production

Citation Formats

Watson, B., and Smith, R. Training reduces stuck pipe costs and incidents. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Watson, B., & Smith, R. Training reduces stuck pipe costs and incidents. United States.
Watson, B., and Smith, R. Mon . "Training reduces stuck pipe costs and incidents". United States.
@article{osti_6968669,
title = {Training reduces stuck pipe costs and incidents},
author = {Watson, B. and Smith, R.},
abstractNote = {Properly administered initial and refresher stuck pipe training courses have dramatically reduced the cost and number of stuck pipe incidents for many companies worldwide. These training programs have improved operator and contractor crew awareness of stuck pipe risks and fostered a team commitment in averting such incidents. The success is evident in the achievements of the companies sponsoring such training. Preventing and minimizing stuck pipe is the most significant benefit of stuck pipe training, but crews also benefit from becoming more knowledgeable about the drilling program and equipment operation. The paper discusses stuck pipe costs, stuck pipe training, prevention of stuck pipes, well bore stability, geopressured formation, reactive formation, reactive formations, unconsolidated formations, mobile formations, fractured and faulted formations, differential sticking, 8 other causes of stuck pipe, and freeing stuck pipe.},
doi = {},
journal = {Oil and Gas Journal; (United States)},
issn = {0030-1388},
number = ,
volume = 92:38,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {9}
}