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Title: ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY

Abstract

ACTS flow loop is now operational under elevated pressure and temperature. Currently, experiments with water under pressure and temperature are being conducted. Based on the analysis of Fann 70 data, empirical correlations defining the shear stress as a function of temperature, pressure and the shear rate have been developed for Petrobras synthetic drilling fluids. PVT equipment has been modified for testing Synthetic drilling fluids. Initial calibration tests have been conducted by using water. Currently, the base oil of the Petrobras synthetic drilling fluid is being tested. Foam flow experiments have been conducted. Currently, more experiments are being conducted while data are being analyzed to characterize the rheology of the foam. Cuttings transport experiments have been conducted using air, water and cuttings. Preliminary results have shown that it may not be possible to avoid cuttings bed deposition under any practical combination of air and water flow rates. Foam stability analyses have been conducted. Effects of salt and oil concentration on the foam stability have been investigated. A software for controlling the data sampling and data storage during cuttings monitoring process have been developed.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Tulsa (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
822100
DOE Contract Number:
FG26-99BC15178
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Apr 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; AIR FLOW; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; DRILLING FLUIDS; HYDRAULICS; MONITORING; RHEOLOGY; PERFORMANCE TESTING; WATER; LIQUID FLOW; CUTTINGS REMOVAL; WELL DRILLING

Citation Formats

Ergun Kuru, Stefan Miska, Nicholas Takach, Kaveh Ashenayi, Gerald Kane, Len Volk, Mark Pickell, Mike Volk, Barkim Demirdal, Affonso Lourenco, Evren Ozbayoglu, Paco Vieira, Neelima Godugu, and Sri Suresh Kumar Thiroveedhula. ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/822100.
Ergun Kuru, Stefan Miska, Nicholas Takach, Kaveh Ashenayi, Gerald Kane, Len Volk, Mark Pickell, Mike Volk, Barkim Demirdal, Affonso Lourenco, Evren Ozbayoglu, Paco Vieira, Neelima Godugu, & Sri Suresh Kumar Thiroveedhula. ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY. United States. doi:10.2172/822100.
Ergun Kuru, Stefan Miska, Nicholas Takach, Kaveh Ashenayi, Gerald Kane, Len Volk, Mark Pickell, Mike Volk, Barkim Demirdal, Affonso Lourenco, Evren Ozbayoglu, Paco Vieira, Neelima Godugu, and Sri Suresh Kumar Thiroveedhula. Sun . "ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY". United States. doi:10.2172/822100. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/822100.
@article{osti_822100,
title = {ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY},
author = {Ergun Kuru and Stefan Miska and Nicholas Takach and Kaveh Ashenayi and Gerald Kane and Len Volk and Mark Pickell and Mike Volk and Barkim Demirdal and Affonso Lourenco and Evren Ozbayoglu and Paco Vieira and Neelima Godugu and Sri Suresh Kumar Thiroveedhula},
abstractNote = {ACTS flow loop is now operational under elevated pressure and temperature. Currently, experiments with water under pressure and temperature are being conducted. Based on the analysis of Fann 70 data, empirical correlations defining the shear stress as a function of temperature, pressure and the shear rate have been developed for Petrobras synthetic drilling fluids. PVT equipment has been modified for testing Synthetic drilling fluids. Initial calibration tests have been conducted by using water. Currently, the base oil of the Petrobras synthetic drilling fluid is being tested. Foam flow experiments have been conducted. Currently, more experiments are being conducted while data are being analyzed to characterize the rheology of the foam. Cuttings transport experiments have been conducted using air, water and cuttings. Preliminary results have shown that it may not be possible to avoid cuttings bed deposition under any practical combination of air and water flow rates. Foam stability analyses have been conducted. Effects of salt and oil concentration on the foam stability have been investigated. A software for controlling the data sampling and data storage during cuttings monitoring process have been developed.},
doi = {10.2172/822100},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
month = {Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2000}
}

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