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KS-14 Puna Geothermal Venture : flawless execution of aerated mud drilling with mud motor in hostile environment

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dc.contributor.author Rickard, Bill
dc.contributor.author Samuel, Abraham
dc.contributor.author Lee, Chris
dc.contributor.author Spielman, Paul
dc.contributor.author Cuadros, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Long, Justin
dc.contributor.author Robert, Earl
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-21T00:01:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-21T00:01:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11
dc.identifier.citation Rickard B, Samuel A, Lee C, Spielman P, Cuadros I, Long J, Robert E. 2012. KS-14 Puna Geothermal Venture : flawless execution of aerated mud drilling with mud motor in hostile environment. Nairobi (Kenya): African Rift Geothermal Conference.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/63237
dc.description.abstract The PUNA Geothermal Venture (PGV) wells are located on the Big Island of Hawaii near the Kilauea Volcano. This results in a highly fractured, hard, hot formation, challenging PGV with lost circulation, hole-cleaning, cooling and stuck pipe issues. With static formation temperatures of 600°F the traditional fluid system incorporates water-based mud, various cooling systems to maintain operation temperature limits < 300°F, micronized cellulose for lost circulation and mud-pulse measurement while drilling. Although aerated mud is the preferred drilling fluid for operations performed in areas prone to lost circulation, there are certainly drawbacks and considerations to running aerated fluids. PGV along with its contractors managed to complete the 26” hole section flawlessly on aerated mud, which has not been part of the standard program.
dc.format.extent 5 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher African Rift Geothermal Conference
dc.subject KS-14
dc.subject mud drilling
dc.subject drilling
dc.subject Puna Geothermal Venture
dc.subject Kilauea
dc.subject Puna
dc.subject Big Island
dc.subject Hawaii
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal resources--Hawaii--Hawaii Island
dc.subject.lcsh Geothermal resources--Hawaiʻi
dc.title KS-14 Puna Geothermal Venture : flawless execution of aerated mud drilling with mud motor in hostile environment
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.type.dcmi Text
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