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Applied Drilling Circulation Systems

Hydraulics, Calculations and Models

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.


Petroleum Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer

Hardbound, 272 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-12-381957-4


  • 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


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