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Name of Company:

Well Name & Number: Drilling Application


Microsoft Excel 97 Date: December 10, 2018 THE
THE VOLUMETRIC
VOLUMETRIC METHOD
METHOD

INPUT DATA RESULTS 0 psi SCIP


Pit Gain, bbls? = Annulus Cap, bbl/ft 0.0000
Shut-in Casing Pressure? = Initial Bubble Length, ft #DIV/0!
Hole Size, in? = Hydrostatic Loss, psi #DIV/0!
Mud Weight, ppg? = Increase in Casing PSI 0.0 ppg
Safety Factor, psi? = For Each BBL Bled Off #DIV/0! Mud Weight 0 bbls Gain
TVD Of Well, ft? = Length of Gas Column
Total Volume Bled, bbls? = Based On Volume Bled, ft #DIV/0! INFLUX 0 TVD

A GENERAL PROCEDURE…
1. Let the casing pressure increase to 3. Let the casing psi increase 200 psi above
(SICP+SF+100) = 100 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) = #DIV/0! 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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