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Title: A Technique for Dynamic Evaluation of Perforator Performance

Abstract

Here, a radiographic methodology is presented which can measure the relative penetration efficiencies of different portions of a perforator jet. This knowledge can quantify the penetration efficiency of individual portions of a jet into specific target materials and thus identify design opportunities for improvement in perforator charge performance. The test methodology is a modification of a test configuration previously developed to characterize the erosion of a shaped charge jet when penetrating different thicknesses of drilling mud. By replacing the drilling mud with concrete or other target materials of interest, perforator jet erosion rates can be directly measured as a function of discrete target thicknesses. The test configuration and data obtained from the drilling mud tests are described to illustrate the output attainable from the test configuration, followed by a discussion of the technique adapted to quantify perforator effectiveness in specific target materials of interest.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. International Perforating Forum (IPF), Houston, TX (United States); Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd., The Hague (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1469452
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-747783
Journal ID: ISSN 9999-0024; 932507
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the IPF
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 9999-0024
Publisher:
International Perforating Forum
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 02 PETROLEUM

Citation Formats

Baum, Dennis W., and Brinsden, Mark. A Technique for Dynamic Evaluation of Perforator Performance. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Baum, Dennis W., & Brinsden, Mark. A Technique for Dynamic Evaluation of Perforator Performance. United States.
Baum, Dennis W., and Brinsden, Mark. Sun . "A Technique for Dynamic Evaluation of Perforator Performance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1469452.
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title = {A Technique for Dynamic Evaluation of Perforator Performance},
author = {Baum, Dennis W. and Brinsden, Mark},
abstractNote = {Here, a radiographic methodology is presented which can measure the relative penetration efficiencies of different portions of a perforator jet. This knowledge can quantify the penetration efficiency of individual portions of a jet into specific target materials and thus identify design opportunities for improvement in perforator charge performance. The test methodology is a modification of a test configuration previously developed to characterize the erosion of a shaped charge jet when penetrating different thicknesses of drilling mud. By replacing the drilling mud with concrete or other target materials of interest, perforator jet erosion rates can be directly measured as a function of discrete target thicknesses. The test configuration and data obtained from the drilling mud tests are described to illustrate the output attainable from the test configuration, followed by a discussion of the technique adapted to quantify perforator effectiveness in specific target materials of interest.},
doi = {},
journal = {Journal of the IPF},
number = 1,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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