Journal issues: 1/2004
25 February, 2004
A NOVEL PC PROGRAM FOR DRILL STRING FAILURE DETECTION AND PREVENTION BEFORE AND WHILE DRILLING SPECIALLY IN NEW AREAS
Drill string failure is due to a lot of reasons, which may occur either individually or in-group. In order to prevent or at least minimize occurring drill string failure, all reasons should be recognized. To do that, one should have a good designed approach to test all factors, affecting drill string failure, to early eliminate the problem. Early studied cases were analyzed without an overall approach and without revealing the actual reasons of the drill string failure. This paper introduces a new interactive program that helps to recognize and prevent the drill string failure before and while drilling. The validity of this program is successfully approved by its application on some failure cases. Therefore, it could be successfully applied in other cases, and easier recognized if the drill string is close to fail and hence an immediate action is to be taken to improve the drilling parameters to prevent the drill string failure.
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