PROPOSAL FOR ERD with CWD A LIVE CASE STUDY

.......1 INTRODUCTION.....1 OVERVIEW.......................................................................................................................2 AIM AND OBJECTIVES........2 1..........3 ................................................2 1.........................................................................................................................................................3 METHODOLOGY...................................................................2 1.....................................................TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY....................................

A sample drilling programme will be put in place to investigate any operational hindrance arising due to CWD technology. Pg 1 of 3 .EXECUTIVE SUMMARY An attempt will be made to anticipate the drilling loads (Torque Drag and Hydraulics) for drilling an ERD well using TESCO casing while drilling (CWD) technology. The modifications required for the rig to carry out the drilling campaign to meet the load requirements.

use existing facilities to achieve the goal and reduce environmental impact of drilling activities and make the project more viable. Highlight the anticipated drilling loads (Torque Drag and Hydraulics) for each of the sections. comprehensive planning. Profits can be realized by combining industry experience.1 OVERVIEW Most of the holes are lost in the 12 ¼” hole sections in extended reach drilling operations and further down. drain the already tapped reservoirs more efficiently.INTRODUCTION Extended Reach Drilling or Extended Reservoir Drilling (ERD) is increasingly becoming popular these days as there arises a greater need to produce thin hydrocarbon reservoirs. 1.2 AIM AND OBJECTIVES It’s all about making profits. 4. Improper hole cleaning. Investigate the limitations in using this technology. This case study aims to achieve the following objectives:- 1. wellbore stability are some of the reasons attributed to their failure. Infact in many cases. 2. and focused execution driving down the Non-productive Time (NPT). It is my endeavour to carry out a study in the use of TESCO CWD to drill this section of the extended reach well and reach the target depth. 3. Investigate review the possibility of drilling an ERD well using CWD technology from the 12 ¼” hole to its target depth. Develop a full drilling programme to drill the well. 1. Pg 2 of 3 . ERD wells substitute planned sub-sea developments with a considerable cost saving in the range of 70% for each well. In this case study an attempt will be made to deal with the planning and operational aspect of an ERD well using TESCO CWD.

Conclude on the learning’s from the exercise. Pg 3 of 3 . Literature review of the type of BHA required to carry out CWD. 3. Write a drilling programme to drill the well.3 METHODOLOGY 1.1. 4. Then either investigate a failed campaign of an ERD well or given a well drilling centre and target and well offset data determine the loads from the 12 ¼” hole to target depth using a “J” trajectory. Literature review on the modifications required by the rig to use CWD. 5. 2.