Optimization of the Gas-Extraction Process in a New Mud-Logging System
- Daniela Martins Marum (Baker Hughes, a GE company) | Maria Diná Afonso (Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, CeFEMA) | Brian Bernardo Ochoa (Baker Hughes, a GE company)
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An advanced gas analysis heated system (AGAHS) analyzes the gas extracted from a water-based mud (WBM) to estimate the hydrocarbons contents in drilled rock formations. Operating conditions within the gas-extraction device (gas trap) such as the gas concentration in the mud, stirring velocity, mud-flow rate and temperature, and ditch-line flow rate and pressure are studied to maximize the gas-extraction efficiency in the gas trap. The operating conditions that most affect the gas-extraction efficiency are the stirring velocity and the mud-flow rate. The highest and most stable gas-extraction efficiencies are obtained at 1,680 rev/min and 1.0 L/min.
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