Model analysis on cuttings transport in horizontal drilling

Hiroshi Takahashi, Tadashi Masuyama

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a simple mathematical model to estimate the cuttings concentrations in drilling because the most important problem in drilling is the efficient removal of cuttings. The results calculated using the model are compared with the preliminary experimental results obtained using a single horizontal pipe without an inner pipe. The agreement was observed to be good. Furthermore, results from the analytical investigation on the effects of the diameter ratio between the inner pipe and outer pipe, and the eccentricity on the relationship between the maximum amplitude of the pressure fluctuations and the cuttings concentrations are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid-Solid Flows
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages155-160
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0791813762
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1994 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Part 9 (of 18) - Lake Tahoe, NV, USA
Duration: 1994 Jun 191994 Jun 23

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
Volume189

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Part 9 (of 18)
CityLake Tahoe, NV, USA
Period94/6/1994/6/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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