Used to clean the borehole, stabilize rock, control pressures, or enhance drilling rates, drilling fluids and their circulation systems are used in all phases of a drilling operation. These systems are highly dynamic and complicated to model until now. Written by an author with over 25 years of experience, Applied Drilling Circulation Systems: Hydraulics, Calculations and Models provide users with the necessary analytical/numerical models to handle problems associated with the design and optimization of cost-effective drilling circulation systems.
The only book which combines system modeling, design, and equipment, Applied Drilling Circulation Systems: Hydraulics, Calculations and Models provides a clear and rigorous exposition of traditional and non-traditional circulation systems and equipment followed by self contained chapters concerning system modelling applications. Theories are illustrated by case studies based on the author's real life experience.
The book is accompanied by a website which permits readers to construct, validate, and run models employing Newtonian fluids, Bingham Plastic fluids, Power Law fluids, and aerated fluids principles. This combination book and website arrangement will prove particularly useful to drilling and production engineers who need to plan operations including pipe-tripping, running-in casing, and cementing.
- In-depth coverage of both on- and offshore drilling hydraulics.
- Methods for optimizing both on- and offshore drilling hydraulics.
- Contains problems and solutions based on years of experience.
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Part One: Liquid Drilling Systems Chapter 1: Equipment in Mud Circulating Systems Chapter 2: Mud Hydraulics Fundamentals Chapter 3: Mud Pumps Chapter 4: Mud Hydraulics Optimization
Part Two: Gas Drilling Systems Chapter 5: Equipment in Gas Drilling Systems Chapter 6: Gas Compressors Chapter 7: Gas Drilling Operations
Part Three: Underbalanced Drilling Systems Chapter 8: Equipment in Underbalanced Drilling Systems Chapter 9: Gas and Liquid Injection Rates Chapter 10: Underbalanced Drilling Operations
Dr. Boyun Guo is well known for his contributions to the energy industry in multiphase flow in pipe systems and horizontal well engineering. He is currently a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Petroleum Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS). He has over 35 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia, and has previously worked for Daqing Petroleum Administrative Bureau, New Mexico Tech, New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, and Edinburgh Petroleum Services. He holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Daqing Petroleum Institute of China, MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Guo has authored over a hundred papers, served on many association committees, and published 10 books of which 9 of those reside with Elsevier.
Gefei Liu is the founder and president of Pegasus Vertex, Inc., a drilling software company in Houston. He received his BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1987 and an MS degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991. Before forming Pegasus Vertex, Inc., he was a senior research engineer developing drilling software. He has also been involved in engineering consulting worldwide. Gefei has published more than 20 technical articles on various drilling engineering topics and one book published by Elsevier (Applied Drilling Circulation Systems with Prof. Boyun Guo). Mr. Liu was nominated for the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Drilling Engineering Award in 2012. In May 2018, together with his colleague, he was awarded the Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation by Hart's Energy for developing the CEMPRO+ computer model.