Workshop

SCORE

  1. Convert the following mud densities into pressure gradients.
  2. 13.5 ppg b. 16 ppg c. 12 ppg psi/ft psi/ft psi/ft
  3. Convert the following gradients into mud densities.
  4. 0.806 psi/ft b. 0.598 psi/ft c. 0.494 psi/ft ppg ppg ppg
  5. Calculate the hydrostatic pressure for the following.
  6. 9.5 ppg mud at 9000ft MD/8000 ft TVD =_
  7. 15.5 ppg mud at 18000ft TVD/21000ft MD =_
  8. 0.889 psi/ft mud at 11000ft MD/9000ft TVD =_
  9. Convert the following pressures into equivalent mud weights in PPG.
  10. 3495 psi at 7000ft b. at 4000ft with 2787 psi c. 12000ft MD/10500ft TVD with 9000 psi

High bottom hole temperatures could affect the hydrostatic pressure gradients resulting in:

a. An increase in the hydrostatic gradient b. A decrease in the hydrostatic gradient c. Would have no effect 2

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SCORE

6. Assuming a 10 ppg mud is being circulated at 700 GPM at a depth of 10000ft TVD/MD the circulating pump pressure is 3000 psi. If the circulating friction losses in the system are as follows:

Pressure losses through pipe/collars 1200 psi

Pressure loss across the bit jets 1600 psi

Pressure loss in the annulus 200 psi a. When circulating what is the dynamic bottom hole pressure?

Answer 2

b. What is the static bottom hole pressure?

Answer 2

c. What is the equivalent circulating density ECD?

Answer 2

d. If the pump speed is increased to give 800 GPM, what will the pump pressure be?

Answer 2

e. Will this increase in the pump speed have any effect on bottom hole pressure?

Answer YES/NO 2

f. Referring to the data given above, if the mud weight being circulated at 700 GPM was 12 ppg rather than 10 ppg, what would pump pressure be?

Answer 2

7. When circulating a 12 ppg mud at 10000ft ECD is 12.3 ppg. What is the annular pressure loss?

Answer 2

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SCORE

  1. Calculate the pressure that one barrel of 12 ppg mud Wt exerts.
  2. Around the drill collars if the annular capacity is 0.03 bbls/ft.

Answer 2

b. Around the drill pipe if the annular capacity is 0.05 bbls/ft.

Answer 2

9. If the fluid level in a well bore fell by 480ft, what is the reduction in bottom hole pressure if the mud weight is 12 ppg?

Answer 2

10. If a 12 ppg mud over-balances the formation pressure by 240 psi theoretically how far could the mud level fall before going under-balance?

Answer 2

11. Drilling at 12700ft with an 8 1/2" bit, the drill pipe is 5" with 700ft of 6 1/2" collars. The mud weight = 12 ppg. The yield point of the mud is 12lbs/100ft2. Use the equation given below to determine ECD.

Answer 4

Annular-pressure loss = YP x L

200(DH-DP)

where YP = Yield point of mud in lbs/100ft L = Length of annulus, collar or pipe DH = Hole diameter DP = Collar or pipe diameter

12. If a formation pore pressure gradient at 8500ft is 0.486 psi/ft, what mud weight is required to give an over-balance of 200 psi?

Answer 2

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