Experimental Investigation of Volume Fraction in an Annulus Using Electrical Resistance Tomography
- Syed Raza ur Rehman (Qatar University) | Alap Ali Zahid (Qatar University) | Anwarul Hasan (Qatar University) | Ibrahim Hassan (Texas A&M University at Qatar) | Mohammad A. Rahman (Texas A&M University at Qatar) | Sayeed Rushd (King Faisal University)
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- October 2019
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- volume fraction, multiphase flow, Extended Reach Drilling, Hole cleaning, Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT)
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Horizontal drilling technology has shown to improve the production and cost-effectiveness of the well by generating multiple extraction points from a single vertical well. The efficiency of hole cleaning is reduced because of the solid-cuttings accumulation in the annulus in cases of extended-reach drilling. It is difficult to study the complex flow behavior in a drilling annulus using the existing visualization techniques. In this study, experiments were carried out in the multiphase flow-loop system consisting of a simulated drilling annulus using electrical resistance tomography (ERT) and a high-speed camera. Real-time tomographic images (quantitative visualization) of multiphase flow from ERT were compared to the actual photographs of the flow conditions in a drilling annulus. The quantitative analysis demonstrates that ERT has a wide potential application in studying the hole-cleaning issues in the drilling industry.
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