Drill Pipe Thread Types In Oilfield

There are mainly two types of drill pipe connection threads, which are API Connection & Non-API Connection. API Drill Pipe Connection Thread Types Numbered Connections In 1968, API introduced ” NC ” connections to cover many needs, from macaroni tubing to 12-inch stiff drill collars. At the same time, API declared that the “IF” and …

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Thixotropic Cement Slurry In Oil & Gas

Thixotropic cement slurry in oil and gas is a system that has the capability to develop a self-supporting gel structure. This structure carries part of the hydrostatic pressure of the cement column, thereby reducing the pressure against the formation. This is significant in a low gradient situation where heavy fluid losses would otherwise be experienced …

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Tubing Conveyed Perforating (TCP) Simple Guide

After successfully perforating using wireline guns, experts proposed that they could run similar guns on pipes. This allowed for longer sections of the gun to be utilized, reducing the rig time required for well completion. Further time savings could be achieved by combining the guns with the completion string. In the 1930s, Halliburton patented the …

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Bottom Hole Pressure In Drilling

If you’re involved in drilling operations, you know how important it is to understand the concept of “bottom hole pressure.” This term is critical for drilling supervisors, drillers, drilling engineers, and all rig personnel, as it directly impacts well control. In fact, if the BHP drops below the formation pressure, it can cause a kick …

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Bit Whirl In Oil & Gas: Comprehensive Guide

Hard formation drilling presents significant challenges to Polycrystalline Diamond Compact PDC bits. The major cause of reduced ROP and bit life has been identified as lateral downhole drill string vibration or ‘bit whirl’. The phenomenon manifests itself in the form of high irregular torques and poor rates of penetration. The negative impact of vibrations on …

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Buckling in Drilling String & BHA

The Drilling BHA is a very slender structure with a length-to-width ratio exceeding 500. Buckling will occur at high WOB. The buckling of the BHA string hurts overall drilling performance. It induces extra friction, leads to additional loading of components, and can induce violent dynamic behavior in the BHA, which can cause tool or drill …

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Drilling Data Handbook PDF: Contents & Download

The original version of the Drilling Calculations Data Handbook PDF was first distributed in 1950. Since then, there have been eight additional releases, including numerous new advancements and equipment. However, the main objective of the handbook has always been to remain user-friendly and accessible. Its philosophy has consistently provided quick access to essential information and …

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How Key Seat Wiper Help To Avoid Sticking

Keyseating is one of the primary reasons for fishing during drilling. A key seat is a small hole cut into the well bore wall due to the movement of the downhole drilling assembly. This cut usually happens when the hole changes direction, the hump of doglegs, in undetected ledges near washouts. A part of the …

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