491 Project No. 2 - PETE 491 Drilling Engineering Prokject...

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PETE 491 Drilling Engineering Prokject No. 2 Student Summary of ‘Drilling With a One-Step Solids-Control Technique,’ A. Hayatdavoudi UL Department of Petroleum Engineering Date Assigned: September 8, 2005 Date Submitted: September 15, 2005 Submitted to Dr. Hayatdavoudi ________________________ Ca
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J. PETE 491 Assignment No. 2 Performed: 9/08/05 Submitted: 9/15/05 Student Summary of ‘Drilling With a One-Step Solids-Control Technique’ The treatment and conditioning of returning drilling fluids in preparation for re- circulation presents several challenges. The cuttings (or non-weight material) removal portion of fluid conditioning, as performed by drilling contractors, is a significant factor in determining well-bore stability and the overall costs associated with the fluids portion of a total turnkey budget. There are historically common practices of solids removal techniques involving the use of surface equipment that is selected relative to the contaminating particle size, concentration and affected fluid rheology. Such equipment includes shakers, de-sand and de-silting cyclones, centrifuges, and a combination of several of the previous types of equipment. The author of this paper presents a combined,
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