2008 Ultra-Deepwater

Fiber Containing Sweep Fluids for Ultra-Deepwater Drilling Applications

Subcontractor: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma

Principal Investigator: Ramadan Ahmed
Project Number Project Status
08121-2902-07 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: James Pappas
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
January 5, 2010 January 4, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$150,031.00 $118,471.00 $30,060.00
Project Objectives

The project objectives are to improve the understanding of (drilling fluid) fiber sweeps, develop fiber sweep systems that improve hole cleaning in UDW drilling operations, minimize hole cleaning related problems, develop models and correlations to predict fiber sweep performance and optimization, recommend fiber sweep best practices, reduce drilling costs and improve operational safety, and develop sweep technology that minimizes the impacts of drilling on the natural environment. The study will deliver formulations of stable fiber containing sweep fluids, an experimental database describing hole cleaning performance of fiber sweeps, correlations and mathematical models that are useful for designing and optimizing fiber sweep applications, and recommendations and guidelines for field operations.

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File Type Date
Fiber-containing Sweep Fluids for Ultra-Deepwater Drilling Applications ( 3.4 MB ) Final Report 03/12