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dc.contributor.authorAlbattat, Rami
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Hussein
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-24T13:35:45Z
dc.date.available2020-12-02T11:29:50Z
dc.date.available2021-05-24T13:35:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-22
dc.date.submitted2020-12-19
dc.identifier.citationAlbattat, R., & Hoteit, H. (2021). A semi-analytical approach to model drilling fluid leakage into fractured formation. Rheologica Acta. doi:10.1007/s00397-021-01275-3
dc.identifier.issn0035-4511
dc.identifier.issn1435-1528
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00397-021-01275-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/666237
dc.description.abstractAbstractLoss of circulation while drilling is a challenging problem that may interrupt operations and contaminate the subsurface formation. Analytical modeling of fluid flow in fractures is a tool that can be quickly deployed to assess drilling mud leakage into fractures. A new semi-analytical solution is developed to model the flow of non-Newtonian drilling fluid in fractured formation. The model is applicable for various fluid types exhibiting yield-power law (Herschel-Bulkley). We use finite-element simulations to verify our solutions. We also generate type curves and compare them to others in the literature. We then demonstrate the applicability of the proposed model for two field cases encountering lost circulations. To address the subsurface uncertainty, we combine the semi-analytical solutions with Monte Carlo and generate probabilistic predictions. The solution method can estimate the range of fracture conductivity, parametrized by the fracture hydraulic aperture, and time-dependent fluid loss rate that can predict the cumulative volume of lost fluid.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC) for supporting this work.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00397-021-01275-3
dc.rightsThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleA semi-analytical approach to model drilling fluid leakage into fractured formation
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnergy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
dc.identifier.journalRheologica Acta
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.identifier.arxivid2011.04746
kaust.personAlbattat, Rami
kaust.personHoteit, Hussein
dc.date.accepted2021-04-29
refterms.dateFOA2020-12-02T11:30:30Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center


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