Used to clean the borehole, stabilize rock, control pressures, or enhance drilling rates, drilling fluids and their circulation systems are used in all phases of a drilling operation. These systems are highly dynamic and complicated to model until now. Written by an author with over 25 years of experience,AppliedDrilling Circulation Systems: Hydraulics, Calculations and Modelsprovide users with the necessary analytical/numerical models to handle problems associated with the design and optimization of cost-effective drilling circulation systems.
The only book which combines system modeling, design, and equipment,Applied Drilling Circulation Systems: Hydraulics, Calculations and Modelsprovides a clear and rigorous exposition of traditional and non-traditional circulation systems and equipment followed by self contained chapters concerning system modelling applications. Theories are illustrated by case studies based on the author's real life experience.
- In-depth coverage of both on- and offshore drilling hydraulics.
- Methods for optimizing both on- and offshore drilling hydraulics.
- Contains problems and solutions based on years of experience.