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1. A 8.

33-ppg Newtonian fluid with a viscosity of 1 cP is circulating at 50 gpm in an 8-3/4 inch


diameter wellbore. Determine the flow regime inside a 4-1/2 inch OD, 16.6 lb/ft drillpipe (3.826
inch ID), and in the drill pipe/hole annulus.
2. A 10.5-ppg Bingham plastic fluid with a plastic viscosity of 20 cP and yield point of 5-lbf/100ft2 is
circulating at 250 gpm in an 8-3/4 inch diameter wellbore. Determine the flow regime inside a 41/2 inch OD, 16.6 lb/ft drillpipe (3.826 inch ID), and in the drill pipe/hole annulus.
3. A 10.5-ppg Power Law fluid with a consistency index of 20 eq.cP and flow behavior index of 0.8
is circulating at 250 gpm in an 8-3/4 inch diameter wellbore. Determine the flow regime inside a
4-1/2 inch OD, 16.6 lb/ft drillpipe (3.826 inch ID), and in the drill pipe/hole annulus.
4. A 10.5-ppg Yield Power Law fluid with a consistency index of 20 eq.cP, flow behavior index of
0.8, and a yield stress of 5 lb/100ft2 is circulating at 250 gpm in an 8-3/4 inch diameter wellbore.
Determine the flow regime inside a 4-1/2 inch OD, 16.6 lb/ft drillpipe (3.826 inch ID), and in the
drill pipe/hole annulus.
5. While drilling, a 13 ppg of mud is used where FANN data were observed as 300 = 25 and
600 = 47. The target depth was set at 10,000 ft. (TVD). If the internal diameter of the drillpipe
is 3.75 in., calculate the critical velocity inside the pipe and the critical flow rate.
6. Determine the parasitic system pressure loss for a well with circulating fluid of consistency index
of 20 eq.cP and a flow behavior index of 0.8. The well has the following configurations and
properties:

Total depth = 9,950 ft

Casing = 9-5/8 inch, 43.5 lb/ft (8.755-inch ID), set at 6,500 ft

Open hole = 8-1/2 from 6,500 ft to 9,950 ft

Drill pipe = 9,500 ft of 4-1/2 inch, 16.6 lb/ft (3.826-inch ID)

Drill collar = 450 ft of 6-3/4 inch OD and 2-1/4 inch ID

Mud weight = 10.5 ppg

Mud flow rate = 200 gpm

Surface equipment = Combination 3

7. An intermediate vertical casing string was cemented using the following mud:

First section 7,000 ft. was filled by 11.5 ppg

Second section 1,500 ft. was filled by 14.3 ppg

The last section was filled by 15 ppg mud.

a) Calculate the total hydrostatic pressure at 11,000 ft.

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b) Convert the pressure at 11,000 ft. to an equivalent mud weight and determine if it will exceed
the fracture gradient of 13.2 ppg.
c) Calculate the equivalent circulating density for an annular pressure loss gradient of 0.04 psi/ft.
and an original mud weight of 12.5 ppg.
8. Consider the tubing of a well filled with methane (CH4) gas to a vertical depth of 12,000 ft. The
annular space is filled with a 10.5 ppg mud. Assume that the gas follows the ideal gas behaviour,
calculate the amount by which the exterior pressure on the tubing exceeds the interior tubing
pressure at 12,000 ft. if the surface tubing pressure is 1,200 psia and the mean temperature is
150oF. If the collapse resistance of the tubing is 8,500 psi, will the tubing collapse due to the high
external pressure?

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