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Analysis of stuck pipe incidents in Menengai

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Titill: Analysis of stuck pipe incidents in MenengaiAnalysis of stuck pipe incidents in Menengai
Höfundur: Awili Oketch, Billy ; Jarðhitaskóli Háskóla Sameinuðu þjóðanna
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10802/10533
Útgefandi: United Nations University; Orkustofnun
Útgáfa: 2015
Ritröð: United Nations University., UNU Geothermal Training Programme, Iceland. Report ; 2014 : 27
Efnisorð: Jarðhiti; Jarðboranir; Kenía
ISSN: 1670-7427
Tungumál: Enska
Tengd vefsíðuslóð: http://os.is/gogn/unu-gtp-report/UNU-GTP-2014-27.pdf
Tegund: Tímaritsgrein
Gegnir ID: 001402802
Athugasemdir: Í: Geothermal training in Iceland 2014, s. 567-594Myndefni: myndir, gröf, töflur
Útdráttur: Stuck pipe, or sticking, and lost circulation are the two main events which cause non-productive time (NPT) in the drilling industry. A considerable amount of time and resources can be spent in efforts to free a stuck pipe. Sometimes, stuck pipe events result in breakage (either intentional or non-intentional) of the drill string, leading to a lot of money being spent on fishing. Unsuccessful fishing operations have resulted in costly alternatives including side-tracking or, worse still, well abandonment. Stuck pipe situations are very common around the world with most data gathered in the petroleum drilling industry. A stuck pipe situation has led to abandonment of a well in the Menengai drilling field, Kenya, as of the date of writing this paper. This paper explores the stuck pipe problem in geothermal well drilling. The paper presents causes of stuck pipe events, predicting their occurrence, and common methods used to free a stuck pipe. There is also a review of methods used to back off stuck string and fishing. Finally, an analysis is made of stuck pipe events in a few wells drilled in Menengai, Kenya, using the graphical analysis software Easy View. The results are then discussed to identify the causes of stuck pipe in Menengai.


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