Drilling Fluids and Cementing - PTRL4024

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:


CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course comprises of Unit A and Unit B:
Unit A: Introduction to the basic functions and properties of drilling fluids and cement slurries. Composition and related properties of drilling fluids and cement slurries. Types of equipment and methods used in cementing operations. Drilling fluid and cement slurry hydraulics. Determination of torque and drag. Calculation of cutting transport efficiency. Placement technique of cements. Gas migration through cement columns.
Unit B involves simulation of drilling processes during drilling operation and study drilling and drilling fluid parameters in a Computer Simulation Laboratory: Selection of drillstring, making a connection and tripping out operation, effect of weight on bit and mud weight on rate of penetration, maintaining a constant mud weight during drilling fluid circulation and change of mud system at different hole sections.


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