An Improved Model to Simulate Mud (Drilling Fluid) Dispersion through Porous Media

Document Type: Research Article

Authors

1 Improved Oil Recovery Research Center, NIOC, TEHRAN, I.R. IRAN

2 EOR Center,Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), TEHRAN, I.R. IRAN

3 Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Amir Kabir University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

4 Department of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, Ahwaz, I.R. IRAN

Abstract

An improved model of mud dispersion has been introduced in this work. The advantages of this model consist of a new analytical correlation for dispersivity by using resistivity log data and using a new aspect of capacitance dispersion model. Mathematical formulations were expressed, solved by numerical model taking advantage of actual log and formation data. Achieved results yielded reasonable values and trends which can be used to predict the drilling fluid concentration near wellbore region and interpret the well log data. In comparison with the previous models (Civan and Engler, 1994; Donaldson and Chernoglazov, 1987), this model uses more reasonable data and assumptions making it closer to real conditions.  

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