Development of Effective Hole Cleaning Strategies for Oil and Gas Well Applications; Turbulent Flow of Newtonian / Non-Newtonian (Drag Reducing/ Pseudoplastic/ Yield Power Law/ Viscoelastic) Fluids in Pipes and Annuli; Drilling Optimization; Design and Development of Non-Damaging Fluids for Oil/Gas Well Drilling, Completion and Stimulation Applications; Development of Effective Strategies for Unloading Gas Wells; Problems Associated with Long Term Integrity of Plugged and Abandoned Wells.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Investigating Combined Effects of Fluid Rheological Properties and Near-Wall Turbulence for Developing Effective Hole Cleaning Strategies
Development of Effective Strategies for Unloading Gas Wells
Integrated Modeling of Geomechanical, Hydraulic, Thermal and Chemical Response of Wellbore Systems for Assessment of Long Term Integrity of Plugged and Abandoned Wells
Rotary drilling systems, elements of rock mechanics, properties and field testing procedures of drilling fluids, drilling fluids hydraulics, drill bit hydraulics and mechanics, well control, factors affecting rate of penetration, drill string mechanics, fundamentals of directional drilling. Prerequisites: CH E 312 or equivalent and CIV E 270.Fall Term 2020
Recent advances in drilling techniques. Optimization of drilling operational parameters, directional drilling and deviation control, design aspects of horizontal and multilateral well drilling, measurement while drilling, drill string mechanics, bottomhole assembly design, tubular stability, drag and torque problems. Prerequisite: PET E 364 or consent of instructor.Winter Term 2021