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# Name of Company: Fast Find E&P Company

Well Name & Number: Blazer Unit #1 Drilling Application
THE VOLUMETRIC METHOD
Microsoft Excel 97 Date: January 27, 2018

INPUT DATA RESULTS 1,000 psi SCIP
Pit Gain, bbls? = 10 Annulus Cap, bbl/ft 0.0501
Shut-in Casing Pressure? = 1,000 Initial Bubble Length, ft 200
Hole Size, in? = 7.1825 Hydrostatic Loss, psi 100
Mud Weight, ppg? = 9.6 Increase in Casing PSI 9.6
Safety Factor, psi? = 100 For Each BBL Bled Off 10 Mud Weight 10 bbls Gain
TVD Of Well, ft? = 10,000 Length of Gas Column
Total Volume Bled, bbls? = 300 Based On Volume Bled, ft 5,986 INFLUX 10,000 TVD

A GENERAL PROCEDURE…
1. Let the casing pressure increase to 3. Let the casing psi increase 200 psi above
(SICP+SF+100) = 1,200 psi Step 2. value. Then bleed off another 10 bbls.
2. Bleed off ten bbls (the volume to bleed 4. Continue this process until gas reaches
off should be the amount to decrease the the surface. When process is reversed and
casing pressure in all subsequent steps fluid is pumped into well and the casing psi
of this process). The casing psi should be: allowed to be reduced according to the vol-
(PSI Step 1-(Bleed Vol x PSI/bbl Bled) = 1,100 psi umetric calculation. This is known as the
Lubricate and Bleed Technique.

If the drill string is plugged or there is no pipe in the hole, the drill pipe pressure cannot be monitored,
this is an application for the Volumetric Method. With this method, the casing pressure is monitored
and kept constant until a calculated amount of fluid is released at choke. After the calculated amount
of fluid is released, the casing pressure to be maintained is revised upwards according to calculations.
The Volumetric Method is based on observations of the well bore pressures and conditions.
A. The shut-in-casing-pressure is in part controlled by the amount of fluid remaining in the annulus.
B. Changes in the amount of fluid in the annulus change the shut-in-casing-pressure.
C. The pressure exerted by each barrel of fluid in the annulus can be calculated.

When this method is used with stripping operations, it becomes a check on the stripping conditions
and not a method of controlling the well.

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