Development and Testing of Insulated Drill Pipe

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This project has comprised design, analysis, laboratory testing, and field testing of insulated drill pipe (IDP). This paper will briefly describe the earlier work, but will focus on results from the recently-completed field test in a geothermal well. Field test results are consistent with earlier analyses and laboratory tests, all of which support the conclusion that insulated drill pipe can have a very significant effect on circulating fluid temperatures. This will enable the use of downhole motors and steering tools in hot wells, and will reduce corrosion, deterioration of drilling fluids, and heat-induced failures in other downhole components.

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Champness, T.; Finger, J. & Jacobson, R. July 7, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This project has comprised design, analysis, laboratory testing, and field testing of insulated drill pipe (IDP). This paper will briefly describe the earlier work, but will focus on results from the recently-completed field test in a geothermal well. Field test results are consistent with earlier analyses and laboratory tests, all of which support the conclusion that insulated drill pipe can have a very significant effect on circulating fluid temperatures. This will enable the use of downhole motors and steering tools in hot wells, and will reduce corrosion, deterioration of drilling fluids, and heat-induced failures in other downhole components.

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10 p.

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OSTI as DE00008954

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  • Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting, Reno, NV (US), 10/17/1999--10/20/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND99-1724C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 8954
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc793863

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Champness, T.; Finger, J. & Jacobson, R. Development and Testing of Insulated Drill Pipe, article, July 7, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc793863/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.