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Solids Control and Waste Management

Objectives:

To provide a solid engineering grounding in solids control and waste management

Content:

Economics of Dilution
  • Effect of Solids On Drilling Performance
  • General Definitions
  • How To Make Hole
  • Effect of Solids on Drilling Rate
  • Calculations of Dilution Requirements
  • Class Problems
Solids Content Determinations
  • Low And High Gravity Solids Determinations
  • Quality of Solids
  • Effect of Salt And Oil on Solids Determination
Cuttings Transport/Hole Cleaning
  • Field Diagnosis of Hole Cleaning Problems
  • Transport Ratio
  • Effect of Cuttings Concentration on Bottom Hole Pressure
  • Hopkins Correlation
  • Sifferman Correlation
How To Generate a Weighted Mud System
  • Limited Surface Volume
  • No Limit on Surface Volume
  • Material Balance Calculations
  • Dump And Dilution Error Analysis
  • Class Problems
Shakers
  • Screen Design
  • How To Select A Screen
  • Efficiency Checks
  • Effect of PV On Shakers Performance
  • Operating Guidelines
  • API Guidelines
Cyclones
  • Design Principles
  • Factors Affecting Performance
  • Efficiency Checks
  • Fluids Routing
  • Operating Guidelines
  • API Guidelines
  • Economics of Cyclones Versus Dump And Dilution
  • Field Adjustments
Degassers
  • Design Principles
  • Factors Affecting Performance
  • Gas Cuttings in Water Base Fluids
  • Gas Cuttings in Oil Base Fluids
  • Bottom Hole Pressure Calculations With Gas Cuttings Fluids
  • Top Hole Special Problems (Surface Gas And Solids)
  • Degassers Operating Guidelines
Pumps
  • Design And Definitions
  • Factors Affecting Performance
  • Operation Guidelines
  • Class Problems
Mud Cleaners
  • Applications
  • Barite Loss Calculations
  • Class Problems
Centrifuge
  • Factors Affecting Performance
  • Fluid Routing
  • Operation
  • Mathematical Modeling of Performance
Total System Mass Balance
  • Solids Removal Efficiency
  • Mud Usage
  • Relationship Between Efficiency And Mud Usage
  • SPE 19957 Review
  • Class Problems
  • Solids Control System Sequence
Cuttings Injection
  • Economics of Cuttings Injection
  • Advantages of Cuttings Injections
  • Slurry Volume Generation
  • Fracturing Concepts
  • Surface Equipment
  • Erosion Calculations
  • Well Abandonment
  • Fracturing Calculations
  • In-Situ Pressure Calculations
  • Fracturing Pressure Interpretation
Course details
  • TBA
  • TBA