0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Modeling, Simulation and Validation of the Fluid Temperature of a Physical Drilling Simulator for Experimental Planning

[+] Author Affiliations
Patrick Höhn, Roger Aragall, Michael Koppe, Joachim Oppelt

Clausthal University of Technology, Celle, Germany

Paper No. OMAE2018-77275, pp. V008T11A052; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-77275
From:
  • ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology
  • Madrid, Spain, June 17–22, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5129-6
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME

abstract

Drilling equipment tests during field operations are always affected by uncertainties and variations regarding the local conditions in the borehole. In order to provide a more controlled testing environment for research, a hardware simulator was established at the Drilling Simulator Celle, Clausthal University of Technology. The simulator replicates the last 25 meters of a horizontal borehole and permits the drilling of a five-meter long rock sample. The setup includes a flow loop with two pumps for borehole cleaning and cuttings transport during the drilling process. During operation, temperature of the fluid increases due to pressure losses in the loop.

This paper introduces a basic model to determine the maximum allowable continuous operation time of the hardware setup. Further improvements can be achieved by doing sensitivity analyses of the parameters affecting the system behavior, e.g. ambient temperatures or mass flow rate. Measurements from the hardware setup are used for validation of the model and show consistent results.

Copyright © 2018 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In