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Underbalanced drilling

Underbalanced drilling

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Leading Edge Advantage International Ltd 2002 Page 1 of 51 Rev 5
Introduction toUnderbalanced Drilling
By:Leading Edge AdvantageOld Stoneywood ChurchBankhead RoadBucksburn, AberdeenAB21 9HQTelephone 44-1224-716969Fax 44-1224-712333Emailmailto:enq@lealtd.com Websitewww.lealtd.com 
 
 
Leading Edge Advantage International Ltd 2002 Page 2 of 51 Rev 5
Table of Contents
1
 
INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................4
 
2
 
WHAT IS UNDERBALANCED DRILLING?..........................................................................5
 
3
 
OBJECTIVES OF UNDERBALANCED DRILLING..............................................................7
 
3.1
 
M
AXIMISING
H
YDROCARBON
ECOVERY
...............................................................................8
 
3.2
 
D
RILLING
P
ROBLEMS
..............................................................................................................8
 
4
 
TECHNIQUE SELECTION OF UNDERBALANCED DRILLING....................................10
 
4.1
 
B
OTTOM HOLE PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS
.............................................................................10
 
5
 
DRILLING FLUID SYSTEMS.................................................................................................11
 
5.1
 
G
ASEOUS
& C
OMPRESSIBLE
(
TWO
-
PHASE
) F
LUIDS
...............................................................11
 
5.1.1
 
Gaseous Fluids.............................................................................................................12
 
5.1.2
 
Mist Drilling.................................................................................................................13
 
5.1.3
 
 Foam drilling................................................................................................................13
 
5.1.4
 
Gasified Systems...........................................................................................................14
 
5.2
 
S
INGLE PHASE FLUIDS
............................................................................................................15
 
5.3
 
G
AS LIFT SYSTEMS
.................................................................................................................15
 
5.3.1
 
 Drillpipe injection.........................................................................................................16 
 
5.3.2
 
 Annular injection..........................................................................................................17 
 
5.4
 
P
ARASITE STRING INJECTION
.................................................................................................18
 
6
 
RESERVOIR STUDIES............................................................................................................19
 
7
 
SURFACE EQUIPMENT FOR UBD OPERATIONS ...........................................................21
 
7.1
 
D
RILLING
S
YSTEM
.................................................................................................................21
 
7.1.1
 
Coiled Tubing V Jointed Pipe?.....................................................................................22
 
7.2
 
G
AS GENERATION
E
QUIPMENT
..............................................................................................22
 
7.2.1
 
 Natural Gas..................................................................................................................22
 
7.2.2
 
Cryogenic Nitrogen ......................................................................................................22
 
7.2.3
 
 Nitrogen Generation.....................................................................................................23
 
7.3
 
W
ELL
C
ONTROL EQUIPMENT
.................................................................................................25
 
7.3.1
 
 Jointed Pipe systems.....................................................................................................25
 
7.3.2
 
Coiled Tubing Systems..................................................................................................26 
 
7.4
 
S
 NUBBING SYSTEM
................................................................................................................27
 
7.5
 
OTATING
C
ONTROL
H
EAD
S
YSTEM
.....................................................................................27
 
7.6
 
S
EPARATION
E
QUIPMENT
......................................................................................................28
 
 Example of a Modular Vertical Tank Separator System..............................................................30
 
7.6.1
 
 Data acquisition ...........................................................................................................30
 
7.6.2
 
 Erosion monitoring.......................................................................................................30
 
7.7
 
T
HE CIRCULATION
P
ROCESS
..................................................................................................31
 
8
 
COMPLETING UNDERBALANCED DRILLED WELLS...................................................32
 
8.1
 
S
 NUBBING
.............................................................................................................................33
 
8.2
 
I
 NSTALLATION OF A
S
OLID
L
INER 
..........................................................................................33
 
8.3
 
I
 NSTALLATION OF A PERFORATED LINER OR SANDSCREEN
(
S
)................................................33
 
8.4
 
C
OMPLETION
UNNING
.........................................................................................................37
 
8.5
 
W
ORKOVER OF AN
U
 NDERBALANCED
D
RILLED WELL
...........................................................37
 
8.6
 
U
 NDERBALANCED DRILLED
M
ULTI
-L
ATERAL
W
ELLS
...........................................................38
 
 
 
Leading Edge Advantage International Ltd 2002 Page 3 of 51 Rev 5
8.6.1
 
 Advantages & Limitations for live well deployment.....................................................38
 
9
 
HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.......................................................39
 
9.1
 
E
 NVIRONMENTAL
A
SPECTS
...................................................................................................39
 
9.2
 
S
AFETY
A
SPECTS
...................................................................................................................40
 
9.3
 
S
TEP BY
S
TEP
A
PPROACH
......................................................................................................41
 
10
 
LIMITATIONS.......................................................................................................................42
 
10.1
 
T
ECHNICAL
L
IMITATIONS
......................................................................................................42
 
10.1.1
 
Wellbore stability..........................................................................................................42
 
10.1.2
 
Water inflow .................................................................................................................43
 
10.1.3
 
 Directional Drilling equipment....................................................................................43
 
10.1.4
 
Unsuitable Reservoir....................................................................................................43
 
10.2
 
S
AFETY AND
E
 NVIRONMENT
.................................................................................................44
 
10.2.1
 
Surface equipment........................................................................................................44
 
10.2.2
 
Training........................................................................................................................44
 
10.2.3
 
 Personnel......................................................................................................................44
 
10.3
 
E
CONOMICS
...........................................................................................................................44
 
11
 
CASE HISTORIES ................................................................................................................45
 
12
 
ADVANTAGES OF UNDERBALANCED DRILLING.....................................................46
 
12.1
 
D
RILLING
T
ECHNICAL
A
DVANTAGES
....................................................................................46
 
12.2
 
ESERVOIR 
T
ECHNICAL
A
DVANTAGES
..................................................................................47
 
13
 
COSTS.....................................................................................................................................48
 
14
 
FUTURE..................................................................................................................................49
 
15
 
FURTHER INFORMATION ON UNDERBALANCED DRILLING..............................50
 
16
 
SUPPLIERS OF UNDERBALANCED DRILLING EQUIPMENT .................................50
 
17
 
ABBREVIATIONS.................................................................................................................51
 

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