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Drilling Fluid Technology PET210

Fundamental principles of drilling fluids. Drilling fluid components and how they function. Rheology and flow properties. Cuttings transport and hole cleaning. Pressure control. Stability of drilling fluids. Basic fluid systems. Environmental concerns. Testing procedures.


Course description for study year 2021-2022

Facts
Course code

PET210

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

Norwegian

Learning outcome
The student should be able to contribute in the design of common drilling fluids used for well drilling. Further, the student should also be able to understand the philosophy of the design of drilling fluids. The student should also be able to understand the general picture of drilling- and completion-fluids used for drilling and production.
Content
Fundamental principles of drilling fluids. Drilling fluid components and how they function. Rheology and flow properties. Cuttings transport and hole cleaning. Pressure control. Stability of drilling fluids. Basic fluid systems. Environmental concerns. Testing procedures.
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Recommended prerequisites
PET100 Drilling
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oral exam 1/1 30 Minutes A - F

Coursework requirements
Compulsary assignments (Python programming), Laboratory exercises

Mandatory laboratory work should be carried out at the assigned groups and given schedule. Sick leave or absence due to other reasons must be communicated as soon as possible to the laboratory personnel. One cannot expect rescheduled access to the laboratory for completion of the laboratory work without permission from laboratory personnel.

Laboratory work and all reports must be approved by the specified deadline.

If mandatory laboratory work and reports are not approved, the candidate will not be qualified to take the course exam.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Mahmoud Khalifeh
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Jorunn Hamre Vrålstad
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Jostein Djuve
Course teacher: Arild Saasen
Head of Department: Øystein Arild
Method of work
Lectures and laboratory exercises
Open for
Due to limited capacity at the lab this course will only be available for a limited number of students where this course is either compulsory or recommended elective in the correponding study program. (§ 3-7, pkt 5). Students that do not fulfill these requirements have to apply the head of department to get access to this course in accordance with the regulations for application to courses.
Course assessment
Standard UiS protocol
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Drilling fluid technology (BIP200) 5
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto