SCREENING CRITERIA HELP SELECT FORMATIONS FOR UNDERBALANCED DRILLING

Certain laboratory screening procedures can help determine the effectiveness of underbalanced drilling in a specific application. These screening criteria can help in analyzing the types of reservoirs which present good applications for underbalanced drilling technology. Part 1 of this series covered the potential advantages and disadvantages of underbalanced drilling operations and presented a list of potential damage mechanisms and high risk areas. Although a properly executed underbalanced operation will give favorable results in almost any situation, comparable results may often be obtained with considerably less cost and risk with a conventional well-designed overbalanced drilling program in some reservoir applications.

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    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Bennion, D B
  • Publication Date: 1996-1-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 58-60
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 94
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1996 12:00AM