By William C. Lyons
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23 24 CHAPTER 2 Air and Gas Versus Mud Ability to Cope with Formation Water Air and Gas Unstable Foam Stable Foam Aerated Mud Mud Increasing FIGURE 2-14. Control of the inflow of formation water. drilling mud weight (with additives) can yield the appropriate drilling fluid to assure underbalanced drilling. However, if the pore pressure is not unusually high, then air and gas drilling techniques are required to lighten the drilling fluid column in the annulus. Figure 2-14 shows a schematic of the various drilling fluids and their respective potential for keeping formation water out of the drilled borehole.
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The heated drilling mud flowing in the annulus heats the outside of the drilling string, which in turn heats the drilling mud flowing down the drill string. Because of its good heat storage capabilities, the drilling mud exits the annulus with a temperature greater than the injection temperature but less than the bottom hole temperature. 4 C). Figure 2-19 shows plots of the temperature in compressible air drilling fluid as a function of depth. 3 Comparison of Mud and Air Drilling Temperature (ЊF) 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 0 200 0 Injection and Exit −500 −1000 Inside Drill String and Annulus −4000 −1500 −6000 Depth (m) Depth (ft) −2000 −2000 −8000 −2500 Bit −10000 0 20 40 60 80 −3000 Temperature (ЊC) FIGURE 2-19.