Modeling and Avoidance of Heave-Induced Resonances in Offshore Drilling
- Ulf Jakob Flø Aarsnes (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) | Martin Standal Gleditsch (National Oilwell Varco) | Ole Morten Aamo (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) | Alexey Pavlov (Statoil Research Center)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE Drilling & Completion
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- December 2014
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The problem of heave-induced-pressure fluctuation during drilling is considered. The surge/swab pressures created by the vertical motion of the pipe can excite resonances that may amplify the magnitude of pressure oscillations by a factor of 10. The locations of the resonant frequencies depend on the topside-choke opening and can hence be avoided. By use of a model of the full coupled dynamics, it is shown that the elastic pipe and the mud-in-pipe can also exhibit resonant behavior significantly affecting the downhole pressure. Techniques to avoid resonances are discussed.
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