Managed Pressure Drilling
Modeling, Strategy and Planning
- Wilson C. Chin, PhD, Professor of Process Engineering, University of Houston, TX, USA. He has published more than 70 articles on numerical analysis, grid generation, and computational flow modeling.
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 on the author’s on experience and offers instruction on planning, designing and executing MPD projects. Compact and readable, the book provides a step by step methods for understanding and solve problems involving variables such as backpressure, variable fluid density, fluid rheology, circulating friction, hole geometry and drillstring diameter. All MPD variations are covered, including Constant Bottomhole Pressure, Pressurized MudCap Drilling and Dual Gradient Drilling. Case histories from actual projects are designed and analyzed using proprietary simulation software online.
With this book in hand drilling professionals gain knowledge of the various variations involved in managed pressure drilling operations; understand the safety and operational aspects of a managed pressure drilling project; and be able to make an informed selection of all equipment required to carry out a managed pressure drilling operation.
AudiencePetroleum Engineer, Production Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Completion Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer
- Published: January 2012
- Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
- ISBN: 978-0-12-385124-6
"The author extends his earlier work on modeling annular flows in managed pressure drilling (Borehole
Table of Contents1. 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