Managed-Pressure-Drilling (MPD

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Definition:

“MPD is an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore. The objectives are to ascertain the downhole pressure environment limits and to manage the annular hydraulic pressure profile accordingly.”
By: IADC Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Committee. Ref. Frink, P. (2006). “Managed pressure drilling—what’s in a name?” in Drilling Contractor, Mar-Apr. p. 36-39.

Managed-Pressure-Drilling (MPD) Explanation: “MPD is an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore. Active. continuous control.” By: Dr. . Awal. The objectives are to ascertain the downhole pressure environment limits and to manage the annular hydraulic pressure profile accordingly.

” By: Dr. continuous control of pressure in the un-cased portion. The objectives are to ascertain the downhole pressure environment limits and to manage the annular hydraulic pressure profile accordingly.Managed-Pressure-Drilling (MPD) Explanation: “MPD is an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore. Awal. . Active.

Managed-Pressure-Drilling (MPD) Explanation: “MPD is an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore.” By: Dr. Determine Formation Pore & Frac Pr profiles . The objectives are to ascertain the downhole pressure environment limits and to manage the annular hydraulic pressure profile accordingly. Awal.

Apply (Pc+ Static Pr +/.” By: Dr.Managed-Pressure-Drilling (MPD) Explanation: “MPD is an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore.Friction Pr) to stay >< Formation Pore & < Frac Pr profiles . The objectives are to ascertain the downhole pressure environment limits and to manage the annular hydraulic pressure profile accordingly. Awal.

.How to Manage-Pressure-Drilling The key is Pc > 0: Apply (Pc+ Static Pr +/.Friction Pr) to stay >< Formation Pore & < Frac Pr profiles Pc > 0 is possible only when the Drilling Fluid Circulation Loop is a CLOSED SYSTEM.

How to Manage-Pressure-Drilling In Conventional (read: Overbalanced) drilling method. . Or Decrease the mud weight. The Pump is not used to control the ECD. the only way to control/adjust the Annular Pressure is to: Increase the mud weight.

.How to Manage-Pressure-Drilling In Conventional (read: Overbalanced) drilling method. Decrease the mud applied hydraulic pressure in the annulus. Increase the mud weight.  Less time is available Orto react to unexpected situations that call for an increase or decrease in the weight. The Pump is not used to control the ECD. the only way to control/adjust the Annular Pressure is to: It is a SLOW. time-consuming process.

and making/breaking pipe connections. J. Ref. et al.How to Manage-Pressure-Drilling Therefore. .” in Drilling Contractor. pressurizable Circulation system.  The system is Closed at ALL times. during drilling. 40-42.e. p.. “Managing wellbore pressure while drilling. i. an MPD process consists of: Closed. Mar-Apr.  Controlled Pressures can be continuously delivered against the entire annulus section. McCaskill. (2006).

. et al. Mar-Apr. (2006). p.” in Drilling Contractor. J.  A pressurized Shale-shaker & Degasser (or 4-phase separator). Ref. McCaskill.  Flow the returning mud through an adjustable Choke Manifold connected to the RCD. “Managing wellbore pressure while drilling. 40-42.  A Float Valve (check valve) in the drill stem.  A Flare stack.How to Manage-Pressure-Drilling The MPD technology:  Close the Annulus (Drillstem-Casing) with a Rotating Control Device (RCD).

Ref. et al. McCaskill. J. .Objectives of Manage-Pressure-Drilling TWO basic objectives of MPD: Prevent INFLUX if you do not want it. Mar-Apr. p. 40-42. This flexibility of doing both OBD and UBD is the key feature of MPD.  Allow INFLUX if you want it. (2006).” in Drilling Contractor. “Managing wellbore pressure while drilling.

Saves Rig-days  $$ 2. No Formation Damage Higher Productivity  $$ .)  Less Well Intervention  Significantly higher ROP! 1.Benefits of Manage-Pressure-Drilling TWO basic objectives of MPD:  Better Well Control (Stability: Less Diff.Sticking. Kick. etc.

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