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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202092-MS
... intensity of the well construction requires a standardized and robust approach for well cementing to deliver high-quality well integrity and zonal isolation. The wells are designed with a surface casing, an intermediate casing, a production casing or production liner, and a cemented completion. Most...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202103-MS
... Abstract Assurance of well integrity is critical and important throughout the entire well's life cycle. Pressure build-up between cemented casings annuli has been a major challenge all around the world. Cement is the main element that provides isolation and protection for the well. The cause...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202075-MS
... Abstract While drilling an 8 1 / 2 -incli section of a north Kuwait producer well, severe mud losses were encountered. Hence, it was decided to design a light weight cement for the 7-inch liner section to avoid further losses while pumping the slurry. The main objective was to achieve...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202192-MS
... of not reaching the planned target depth (TD). Furthermore, treating such losses was associated with long non-productive time (NPT), massive volume consumption of cement, and lost-circulation materials (LCM), in addition to well control situations encountered several times due to loss of hydrostatic head during...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 25–27, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-202186-MS
... Abstract This paper presents the results of laboratory static and dynamic tests on casing-cement-rock systems exposed to axial loads under ambient conditions. A new testing method has been developed. The casing-cement-rock system mostly fails due to tension and shear stresses. In various...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189384-MS
... Abstract One of the main objectives of primary cementing is to provide zonal isolation by preventing the percolation of gas through a cemented annulus, which could result in channels in the cement sheath. Gas channeling, once established, has proven to be extremely difficult and costly...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189402-MS
... packer, activate the MTV and release the hydraulic liner hanger setting tool. The liner hanger setting tool release was confirmed by pickup. Running string was slacked off 20,000 lb and pressure was increased to 3,100 psi, opening the cementing valve. Circulation was regained through the cementing valve...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189397-MS
... cement property casing and cementing self-healing cement mechanical property cement chemistry autonomic computing strength field execution cement formulation Upstream Oil & Gas cement Simulation Cement System compressive strength traction temperature increase Poisson...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189339-MS
... Abstract The giant Iraqi Zubair oilfield is a hotspot for drilling activities. Many vertical and directional wells have been recently drilled in this oil field. Losing cement slurry into karstic facies of the Hartha formation is the main challenge on most wells. Achieving required top of cement...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189311-MS
... and the surface casing were topped up with cement to take advantage of the additional strength and lateral stability provided by the cement and to slow down the internal corrosion of conductors and the external corrosion of surface casing. Structural integrity risks for all wells in the company were assessed...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189322-MS
... Abstract Differential Valves are used in multistage cementing tools to ensure having adequate cement placement and enhanced wellbore isolation. Multistage tools are recommended to use if the formation is unable to support the hydrostatic pressure of the cement column. In cases of lose...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 29–31, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189350-MS
... Modeling & Simulation ultrafine cement cement chemistry remediation zonal isolation consistency cement property casing and cementing cement operation international association of drilling contractors acoustic impedance cement formulation Upstream Oil & Gas economic...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-178193-MS
... of the Saudi Arabian oil and gas fields. circulation DCwD drilling operation cement Artificial Intelligence friction factor Upstream Oil & Gas viable technology Saudi Arabia application wellbore torque drillpipe vibration presentation directional fatigue life BHA open hole operator...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166729-MS
... 22-g HMX charges. The model was set up with the casing and other well parameters and run with various perforation charge/gun combinations. The model results for the four centralized, cemented-in-place casing sizes are shown in Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 . The perforating gun position is shown...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166678-MS
... Traditionally, Lost Circulation Material (LCM) has been used to cure or mitigate losses. Combinations of calcium carbonates, silicate/chloride pills and cement have been used in an attempt to maintain an inhibited drilling fluid column in the annulus, to facilitate drilling of the reactive shales...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 7–9, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-166799-MS
... e f ) m = ( τ 0 τ r e f ) m + ( μ ∞ γ . τ r e f ) n Abstract Drillpipe (DP) work strings are used for continuous operations during the drilling phase and also for various cementing operations, such as running casing...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, October 24–26, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-148527-MS
... Fig. 5 With washouts a pumping & displacement rate of 1 m3/min, the efficiency of hole cleaning would only be +/− 60%. Wells with fat casing design and shallow gas flow potential is extremely critical. Cement displacement efficiency cannot be 100%. Cement in the upper part...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, October 24–26, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-148341-MS
... optimization in subsequent wells. annular pressure drilling mud weight well control cement ppg upstream oil & gas case history plug cement slurry cement plug sequence reservoir hard cement drilling operation liner spacer spe iadc 148341 contractor cement retainer Kuwait has...
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Paper presented at the Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 26–28, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-124608-MS
... flow originated from a zone at a depth of 172m MSL. To cure the shallow water flow it was decided to grout cement on the outside of the casings. Regular well cements was not desirable to use since these cements are somewhat retarded in itself by mineralogical composition. It was decided to use...
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Paper presented at the Middle East Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition, October 26–28, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-125405-MS
... Abstract The hydrocarbon resources in deepwater areas are very captivating. The trend of developing and utilizing the hydrocarbon resources is necessary. Unfortunately, severe challenges have been proposed on deepwater cementing, i.e., the low temperature, weak formations, shallow water/gas...

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