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Managed Pressure Drilling

  • ID: 2088901
  • February 2012
  • 408 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Managed Pressure Drilling Operations is a significant technology worldwide and beginning to make an impact all over the world. Often reservoir and drilling engineers are faced with the decision on how best to construct a well to exploit zones of interest while seeking to avoid drilling problems that contribute to reservoir damage or cause loss of hole. The decision to pursue a MPD operation is based on the intent of applying the most appropriate technology for the candidate and entails either an acceptance of influx to the surface or avoidance of influx into the wellbore.

In today's exploration and production environment, drillers must now drill deeper, faster and into increasingly harsher environments where using conventional methods could be counter-productive at best and impossible at worst. Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) is rapidly gaining popularity as a way to mitigate risks and costs associated with drilling in harsh environments. If done properly, MPD can improve economics for any well being drilled by reducing a rig's nonproductive time. Written for engineers, drilling managers, design departments, and operations personnel, Managed Pressure Drilling Modeling is based READ MORE >

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1. Fluid Mechanics Challenges and Technology Overview
2. General Theory and Physical Model Formulation
3. Numerical Analysis and Algorithm Development Strategies
4. Steady, Two-Dimensional, non-Newtonian, Single-Phase, Eccentric Annular Flow
5. More Steady Flow Applications
6. Transient, Two-Dimensional, Single-Phase Flow Modeling
7. Transient Applications: Drillpipe or Casing Reciprocation and Rotation
8. Cement and Mud Multiphase Transient Displacements
9. Transient, Three-Dimensional, Multiphase Pipe and Annular Flow
10. Closing Remarks

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Chin, PhD, Wilson C.
Wilson Chin is currently President and Founder of Stratamagnetic Software, LLC. Started in 1999, his company develops scientific models for oil and gas exploration and production clients such as Baker Hughes, CNPC, Halliburton, Schlumberger, and the US Department of Energy. Previously, he worked for Halliburton, BP, Schlumberger and Boeing. He has published 13 books focused on reservoir engineering, formation evaluation, sensor design, drilling, and computational methods. He was also recently a Consultant for GE Oil and Gas MWD design. Wilson has also taught at the University of Houston as an Adjunct Professor and has earned awards and partnerships through the US Department of Energy as well as over 70 patents. Wilson has authored multiple conference papers and journal articles. He earned a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Math from New York University, a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Physics, Math, and Aerospace from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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