Experimental evaluations for the effects of amplitude and frequency of vibration on the friction of coiled tubing in hydrocarbon drilling operations

Jamil Abdo, Idris Al-Anqoudi, Hamed Al-Sharji

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Abstract

In a hydrocarbon drilling operations, when an axial load is applied beyond a critical value the coiled tubing (CT) will buckle forming sinusoidal wave and with increasing the axial load the CT ultimately goes into a helical configuration. The higher number of contacts between the CT and the wellbore the more friction is introduced. Increasing the CT friction, due to increasing the area of contact with the wellbore, eventually leads to lock-up length beyond which the drilling cannot proceed further. Vibration is understood to be a well-known technique to reduce friction between contacting bodies in many engineering systems. An in-house experimental setup is developed to imitate the wellbore being drilled with the presence of vibrating facility that has the capability to vibrate the CT axially. The setup is employed to examine the effects of amplitude and frequency of vibration on the friction force, between the CT and the wellbore, and on the axial load transfer or the weight on bit (WOB) of the CT. Response surface methodology is used to produce a prediction model to determine the effects of various amplitudes and frequencies the WOB of the CT. The investigations have shown that both amplitude and frequency of vibration have positive effects on reducing friction force and increasing WOB. The actual and predicted optimal designs are also presented in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume8
ISBN (Print)9780791846414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

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OtherASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period8/17/148/20/14

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Coiled tubing
Drilling
Hydrocarbons
Experimental Evaluation
Friction
Vibration
Axial loads
Contact
Vibrate
Response Surface Methodology
Systems Engineering
Prediction Model
Critical value
Systems engineering
Configuration
Vibrations (mechanical)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Abdo, J., Al-Anqoudi, I., & Al-Sharji, H. (2014). Experimental evaluations for the effects of amplitude and frequency of vibration on the friction of coiled tubing in hydrocarbon drilling operations. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (Vol. 8). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-34124

Experimental evaluations for the effects of amplitude and frequency of vibration on the friction of coiled tubing in hydrocarbon drilling operations. / Abdo, Jamil; Al-Anqoudi, Idris; Al-Sharji, Hamed.

Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Vol. 8 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2014.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdo, J, Al-Anqoudi, I & Al-Sharji, H 2014, Experimental evaluations for the effects of amplitude and frequency of vibration on the friction of coiled tubing in hydrocarbon drilling operations. in Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. vol. 8, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014, Buffalo, United States, 8/17/14. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-34124
Abdo J, Al-Anqoudi I, Al-Sharji H. Experimental evaluations for the effects of amplitude and frequency of vibration on the friction of coiled tubing in hydrocarbon drilling operations. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Vol. 8. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2014 https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2014-34124
Abdo, Jamil ; Al-Anqoudi, Idris ; Al-Sharji, Hamed. / Experimental evaluations for the effects of amplitude and frequency of vibration on the friction of coiled tubing in hydrocarbon drilling operations. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference. Vol. 8 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2014.
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