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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 28–30, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174830-MS
... cement slurry Equivalent Circulating Density (ECD) will fracture the formation while the cement is pumped into the open hole. Hence, the Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) method was used to drill hole sections lower than 13 ⅜” casing as well during the cementing job and running in hole with 9 ⅝” casing...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-182500-MS
... Abstract Managed pressure operations enable keeping the equivalent circulation density (ECD) within a narrow pore-frac pressure window during drilling and cementing while maintaining the wellbore stability and controlling formation pressures. The operation becomes more complex during...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Europe Subsurface Conference, November 23–24, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-208508-MS
.... This paper describes implementation of Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Managed Pressure Cementing (MPC) techniques to drill 6-1/8″ hole section, run and cement 5″ liner managing bottomhole pressure and overcoming wellbore construction challenges. Application of MPD technique enabled drilling 6-1/8″ hole...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 9–11, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187401-MS
... of natural fractures. This paper describes how the implementation of automated managed pressure drilling (MPD) and managed pressure cementing (MPC) techniques allowed overcoming those challenges in a remote location where logistics and equipment mobilization is an additional challenge. The preliminary...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference & Exhibition, April 8–9, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-168945-MS
... the well due to insufficient operating window to drill ahead. After a year of suspension, a new drilling approach using a statically underbalanced mud weight (MW) in combination with an Automated Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system was introduced as the best solution for drilling into the well...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference and Exhibition, March 20–21, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-156889-MS
... of low annular velocity. The pressure increase in the wellbore due to the cuttings loading was sufficient to cause losses to the formation. A new managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) system, developed for drilling subsea wells, uses proven subsea mud pumps from the Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) system...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference, August 25–27, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170554-MS
... to differential sticking and loss of circulation as well as difficulty in working over these wells conventionally. Subsequently, Saudi Aramco started a campaign in late 2012 to workover these wells utilizing managed pressure drilling (MPD). MPD has enabled personnel to workover these wells at a 20% reduced mud...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 13–15, 2020
Paper Number: IPTC-20180-MS
.... However, to mitigate identified operational challenges, the 7-in. liner depth was adjusted to cover the high pressure section of the reservoir, thus isolating the weaker reservoir zones at well total depth. Managed pressure drilling (MPD) was deployed to drill both sections to reduce the overall...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 11–14, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-197273-MS
.... Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) addresses these challenges by enabling determining the pore pressure while drilling and adjusting the Equivalent Circulation Density (ECD) to be with the minimum overbalance. MPD allowed drilling the section with (12.0 ppg) mud weight instead of the conventional mud weight...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-0046
... ABSTRACT: Achieving constant bottom hole pressure (BHP) by accurate control of annular pressures using a surface rotating control device (RCD) and choke manifold is the principal concept for managed-pressure drilling (MPD). The MPD technique is widely used in challenging drilling environments...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-194124-MS
... Abstract While drilling through the Permian Zechstein Group, North Sea operators can encounter a permeable overpressured interval which cannot be statically stabilized with conventional methods. An operator proposed drilling with Liner (DwL) in combination with managed pressure drilling (MPD...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 9–11, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187142-MS
... to be maintained and the mud density adjusted. In this way kick events were avoided and using the learnings from this vertical well, a mud weight management strategy was set for horizontal wells to challenge the drilling performance. The approach changed as RCza-11h was drilled; the annular pressure anchor...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 25–27, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-182212-MS
..., a steady bottom hole pressure within that window was deemed critical to successfully drill to the section target depth. The application of Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) was selected to drill the narrow drilling window and has resulted in being able to successfully drill to the targeted depth without...
Journal Articles
SPE Drill & Compl 29 (03): 311–322.
Paper Number: SPE-167985-PA
Published: 23 September 2014
...Joy Oyovwevotu; Eric Low; Steve Nas Summary As the industry pushes the boundary of technology to drill narrow-margin wells, combining safe drilling practices with drilling efficiency is becoming ever more challenging. The practice of drilling with managed-pressure drilling (MPD) by use...
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SPE Drill & Compl 26 (02): 182–197.
Paper Number: SPE-124631-PA
Published: 05 May 2011
...Øyvind Breyholtz; Gerhard Nygaard; Michael Nikolaou Summary Managed-pressure drilling (MPD) offers unprecedented capabilities for precise pressure control in drilling operations. This capability, created by the availability of new hardware tools, creates the need for tight coordination...
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Paper presented at the SPE Indian Oil and Gas Technical Conference and Exhibition, March 4–6, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-113491-MS
... outweigh the reward of increased production. The effective variation of static and circulating densities must be minimized. A major project in the Gulf of Mexico posed such a problem. Managed pressure drilling (MPD) was adopted as the solution to manage a tight hydraulic window and effectively drill...
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Paper presented at the SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, July 27–31, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199045-MS
... is encouraging the adoption of automation to improve safety, consistency, and efficiency. This paper presents a case study of the first deployment of a drilling automation platform fully integrated with a managed pressure drilling (MPD) system on Argentina drilling operations. Data collected throughout execution...
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Paper presented at the SPE Bergen One Day Seminar, April 2, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-169220-MS
..., wellbore stability, and formation fracture and associated cost. Managed pressure drilling (MPD) and underbalanced drilling (UBD) have played a vital role to significantly minimize these drilling problems onshore as well as offshore. Since most of the wells being drilled today include measurement-while...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 8–10, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-208717-MS
...Abstract Abstract Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) in Surface Back Pressure (SBP) mode can recover from an influx efficiently if well conditions, MPD system capabilities and recovery procedures are understood and executed accordingly. A considerable number of operational and contingency...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Symposium: Unconventionals in the Middle East - From Exploration to Development Optimisation, March 23–24, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209942-MS
... the fracture limits causing downhole losses. The high gas content, would have contaminated the annulus drasticallty leading to complex time-consuming well control procedures. MPD Concept Managed Pressure Drilling is and adaptive drilling technique that uses a lower mud density in order to maintain...

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