Investigation of frictional effects on buckling behavior of drill string

Jamil Abdo, Hamed Al-Sharji, Danish Haneef, Khalid Alzebdeh

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Abstract

The in-house developed experimental setup that imitates the wellbore being drilled in presence of surrounding drilling fluid is utilized to investigate the buckling phenomena of drill string. The paper also presents experimental investigations on the effect of changing the friction coefficient on the buckling lockup situations of drill string. Results reveal that axial transferred loads decrease with the increase of friction coefficient. The results, highlights the significance of changing the drilling fluid rheology, mainly the friction factor, to reduce the friction between the wellbore and the tubing, and thus improve axial force transfer which is mainly responsible for initiation of buckling and limited reach of drilling operation. Drilling fluid with lower friction factor significantly reduces the friction between the tubing and the wellbore. The tube takes the same shape with the change of COF at the same load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume9
ISBN (Print)9780791856383
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/15/1311/21/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Abdo, J., Al-Sharji, H., Haneef, D., & Alzebdeh, K. (2013). Investigation of frictional effects on buckling behavior of drill string. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (Vol. 9). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2013-64849