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The Study of Drilling Technology and Field Cases for Preventing A Lost Circulation in Fractured Reservoirs
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  • Journal title : Economic and Environmental Geology
  • Volume 49, Issue 1,  2016, pp.63-75
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Economic and Environmental Geology
  • DOI : 10.9719/EEG.2016.49.1.63
 Title & Authors
The Study of Drilling Technology and Field Cases for Preventing A Lost Circulation in Fractured Reservoirs
Kim, Hyun Tae; Hong, Si Chan; Yoon, Jae Pil; Park, Yong Chan;
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 Abstract
The ratio of fractured reservoir is very high in oil & gas fields around the world. The demand of drilling technology for fractured reservoir is expected to increase continuously if oil and gas prices are economical. The purpose of the review study is to help operator or driller in selecting of proper drilling technology for preventing a lost circulation in the fractured formation. In order to achieve this goal, fractured reservoir(formation) they are classified into partial lost circulation formation and total lost circulation formation. In case of partial lost circulation formation, the drilling problem can be solved by using LCM(lost circulation material) mud additive and squeezing cement. For shallow depth, total lost circulation formation can be drilled safely and economically with casing drilling method. Also, for deeper depth, problems of total lost circulation in formation can be solved by applying mud cap, which is one of the drilling methods. This was confirmed through field application such as Italy`s Medusa-1 field and Qatar`s North field.
 Keywords
fractured reservoir;LCM;cement squeezing;casing drilling;mud cap drilling;
 Language
Korean
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