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Determining mud weight window to overcome wellbore instabilitywith case study Fula North Field in Sudan

Show simple item record Al-Sharjabi, Basheer Rafiq Saif Hassan, Hassan Emad-Aldeen Ibrahim, Khalid Omer Ahmed, Marwa 2019-01-03T05:04:59Z 2019-01-03T05:04:59Z 2018-10-01
dc.identifier.citation Al-Sharjabi,Basheer Rafiq Saif.Determining mud weight window to overcome wellbore instabilitywith case study Fula North Field in Sudan/Basheer Rafiq Saif Al-Sharjabi...etc;Yousif Altaher Bagadi.- Khartoum:sudan university of science and technology,College of Petroleum Engineering & Technology, 2018.- 42p: ill; 28cm.- Bachelor. en_US
dc.description Bachelor Research en_US
dc.description.abstract Wellbore stability-related problems are one of the main sources of time and money losses in any drilling operation. This is the reason why, in the last years, many improvements have been made in this specific field of research. The improvements are based on a better knowledge of the mechanisms that originate rock failure. One of the key parameters to be controlled and monitored while drilling is that of the mud weight. In order to avoid well instability, a graphical representation of the safe mud weight window is presented. This graphical solution is intended to ease the estimation of the values that guarantee well stability, either in tension or compression, at any depth, based on the geomechanical properties of the formations crossed while drilling. During drilling operations for the Baleela oil field in the Abu Gabera formation in Sudan, loss circulation has been identified as a geomechanical problem for several wells. In this project a one-dimension geological earth model of the Abu Gabera formation is compiled based on its state of stress and rock strength parameters. The mechanical earth model depends on the principle in-situ stresses which obtained from wireline logging. Rock strength properties obtained from empirical equations. Therefore, we can minimize non-productive time NPT and the cost of drilling significantly by precluding some drilling problems. Based on the MEM results, the mud pressure window is calculated and a mud weight is recommended for the Abu Gabera formation. The field case provides proof that the Matlab software is a very good tool for predicting a safe mud weight window. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sudan university of science & technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher sudan university of science & technology en_US
dc.subject Determining mud weight en_US
dc.subject Fula North Field in Sudan en_US
dc.title Determining mud weight window to overcome wellbore instabilitywith case study Fula North Field in Sudan en_US
dc.title.alternative تحديد نافذة وزن سائل الحفر للتغلب على عدم إستقرارية البئر مع دراسة حالة: حقل الفولة الشمالي-السودان en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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