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Underreamer mechanics

Jones, Marvin and Barton, David and Hall, Cameron and Coskun, Erhan and Lacey, Andrew and Lorenz, Maike and Maringer, Johannes and Please, Colin and Richardson, Giles (2009) Underreamer mechanics. [Study Group Report]



In the oil and gas industry, an underreamer is a tool used to extend and enlarge the diameter of a previously-drilled bore. The problem proposed to the Study Group is to obtain appropriate mathematical models of underreamer dynamics, in forms that will lead to feasible computation. The modes of dynamics of interest are torsional, lateral and axial.

This report describes some initial models, two of which are developed in more detail: one for the propagation of torsional waves along the drill string and their reflection from contact points with the well bore; and one for the dynamic coupling between the underreamer and the drill bit during drilling.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Energy and utilities
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 68 (Southampton, UK, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2009)
Company Name:SmartReamer Ltd
ID Code:246
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:20 Oct 2009 10:23
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:51

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