Investigation of inducing vibration to reduce friction of coiled tubing in deep drilling operations

Jamil Abdo, Hamed Al-Sharji

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Abstract

This work examines the buckling behavior of constrained horizontal tubular in a cylinder subjected to axial compression force. Such configurations are of interest to coiled tubing (CT) and conventional hydrocarbon drilling. When compression force is applied beyond a critical value the coiled tubing (CT) will buckle forming sinusoidal wave and with increasing the load the CT ultimately goes into a helical configuration. The friction is introduced due to the contact between the CT and the borehole wall. Increasing the CT friction eventually leads to lock-up length beyond which the drilling cannot proceed further. Vibration is 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 drilling fluids and 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 axial force transfer and weight on bit (WOB) at normal and high temperature environments. Results show that both amplitude and frequency have significant effects in reducing the friction and they alter the buckling behavior on both normal and high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume4B
ISBN (Print)9780791846483
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Nov 14 2014Nov 20 2014

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2014
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period11/14/1411/20/14

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Coiled tubing
Drilling
Friction
Buckling
Axial compression
Drilling fluids
Boreholes
Systems engineering
Vibrations (mechanical)
Hydrocarbons
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Abdo, J., & Al-Sharji, H. (2014). Investigation of inducing vibration to reduce friction of coiled tubing in deep drilling operations. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (Vol. 4B). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2014-40007

Investigation of inducing vibration to reduce friction of coiled tubing in deep drilling operations. / Abdo, Jamil; Al-Sharji, Hamed.

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). Vol. 4B American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2014.

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

Abdo, J & Al-Sharji, H 2014, Investigation of inducing vibration to reduce friction of coiled tubing in deep drilling operations. in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). vol. 4B, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2014, Montreal, Canada, 11/14/14. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2014-40007
Abdo J, Al-Sharji H. Investigation of inducing vibration to reduce friction of coiled tubing in deep drilling operations. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). Vol. 4B. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2014 https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2014-40007
Abdo, Jamil ; Al-Sharji, Hamed. / Investigation of inducing vibration to reduce friction of coiled tubing in deep drilling operations. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE). Vol. 4B American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2014.
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