In this study, simple empirical frictional pressure losses and cuttings bed thickness correlations including pipe rotation are developed for solid-liquid flow in horizontal and deviated wellbores. Pipe rotation effects on cuttings transport in horizontal and highly inclined wells are investigated experimentally. Correlations are validated experimental data with pure water as well as four different non-Newtonian fluids for hole inclinations from horizontal to 60 degrees, flow velocities from 0.64 m/s to 3.56 m/s, rate of penetrations from 0.00127 to 0.0038 m/s, and pipe rotations from 0 to 250 rpm. Pressure drop within the test section, and stationary and/or moving bed thickness are recorded besides the other test conditions. The new correlations generated in this study are believed to be very practical and handy when they are used in the field.
Simple Correlations and Analysis of Cuttings Transport With Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids in Horizontal and Deviated Wells
Contributed by the Petroleum Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received April 13, 2011; final manuscript received February 11, 2013; published online May 24, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Jonggeun Choe.
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Sorgun, M. (May 24, 2013). "Simple Correlations and Analysis of Cuttings Transport With Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids in Horizontal and Deviated Wells." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. September 2013; 135(3): 032903. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4023740
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