Assumption for the calculation:
No losses7” casing shoe is set at 5000’MD/4500’TVD7” casing 23 ppf, ID 6.33 inch4” drill pipe is used to drill the well and its ID is 3.34 inch.4-3/4” drill collar is used as BHA and its ID is 2.5 inch. The length of drill collar is 500ft.This hole section is used water based mud and the bit size is 6-1/8”Drill to section TD at 10,000’MD/9,000’TVD then drop carbide once TD is reached.Pump output is 0.1 bbl/stroke.Surface line from pumps to rig floor is 20 bbl.Carbide is detected by a gas sensor on surface after 4,000 strokes pump.
With the given information, determine what is the hole size of the open hole section.
1st step – Determine Inner Capacity and Annular Capacity of All Parts
Inner capacity of 4”DPnner capacity of 4”DP = 0.01084 bbl/ftInner capacity of 4-3/4”DCInner capacity of 4-3/4”DC = 0.00607 bbl/ftAnnular capacity between 4” DP and 7” Casing