Managed Pressure Drilling: Modeling, Strategy and Planning

Other | January 25, 2012

byWilson C. Chin, PhD, Wilson C. Chin,

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Managed Pressure Drilling Operations is a significant technology worldwide and beginning to make an impact all over the world. Often reservoir and drilling engineers are faced with the decision on how best to construct a well to exploit zones of interest while seeking to avoid drilling problems that contribute to reservoir damage or cause loss of hole. The decision to pursue a MPD operation is based on the intent of applying the most appropriate technology for the candidate and entails either an acceptance of influx to the surface or avoidance of influx into the wellbore.

In today's exploration and production environment, drillers must now drill deeper, faster and into increasingly harsher environments where using conventional methods could be counter-productive at best and impossible at worst. Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) is rapidly gaining popularity as a way to mitigate risks and costs associated with drilling in harsh environments. If done properly, MPD can improve economics for any well being drilled by reducing a rig’s nonproductive time. Written for engineers, drilling managers, design departments, and operations personnel, Managed Pressure Drilling Modeling is based on the author’s on experience and offers instruction on planning, designing and executing MPD projects. Compact and readable, the book provides a step by step methods for understanding and solve problems involving variables such as backpressure, variable fluid density, fluid rheology, circulating friction, hole geometry and drillstring diameter. All MPD variations are covered, including Constant Bottomhole Pressure, Pressurized MudCap Drilling and Dual Gradient Drilling. Case histories from actual projects are designed and analyzed using proprietary simulation software online.

With this book in hand drilling professionals gain knowledge of the various variations involved in managed pressure drilling operations; understand the safety and operational aspects of a managed pressure drilling project; and be able to make an informed selection of all equipment required to carry out a managed pressure drilling operation.



  • Case histories from actual projects are designed and analyzed using proprietary simulation software online
  • Clearly explains the safety and operational aspects of a managed pressure drilling project
  • Expert coverage of the various variations involved in managed pressure drilling operations
  • Numerical tools and techniques needed for applying MPD principles and practices to individual projects

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Managed Pressure Drilling Operations is a significant technology worldwide and beginning to make an impact all over the world. Often reservoir and drilling engineers are faced with the decision on how best to construct a well to exploit zones of interest while seeking to avoid drilling problems that contribute to reservoir damage or ca...

Wilson Chin is currently President and Founder of Stratamagnetic Software, LLC. Started in 1999, his company develops scientific models for oil and gas exploration and production clients such as Baker Hughes, CNPC, Halliburton, Schlumberger, and the US Department of Energy. Previously, he worked for Halliburton, BP, Schlumberger and Bo...

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Format:OtherDimensions:408 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 25, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Fluid Mechanics Challenges and Technology Overview
2. General Theory and Physical Model Formulation
3. Numerical Analysis and Algorithm Development Strategies
4. Steady, Two-Dimensional, non-Newtonian, Single-Phase, Eccentric Annular Flow
5. More Steady Flow Applications
6. Transient, Two-Dimensional, Single-Phase Flow Modeling
7. Transient Applications: Drillpipe or Casing Reciprocation and Rotation
8. Cement and Mud Multiphase Transient Displacements
9. Transient, Three-Dimensional, Multiphase Pipe and Annular Flow
10. Closing Remarks