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11) What is proppant and what is the use of it?
A proppant is a solid material, which is treated with sand or ceramic materials. It is used to keep the induced hydraulic fracture open.
12) Explain what is perforation in oil well drilling?
A perforation is a hole made in the casing or liner of an oil well to connect it to the reservoir.
13) Explain the term desander and desilter?
Desander is a centrifugal device used for removing sand from drilling the fluid to avert the abrasion of the pumps. While Desilter is a centrifugal device used to remove the slit or very fine particles.
14) Explain what is dogleg?
Dogleg term is used to refer for an abrupt change in direction in the wellbore, resulting in the formation of the keyseat.
15) Explain what is wellbore storage?
When the oil well is shut-in, there is continue flow of fluid into the wellbore. This flow of fluid is referred as wellbore storage.
16) Explain what is a blowout preventer?
Blowout preventer is installed on the top of the well and is used to control the back pressure produced by oil during the drilling process.
17) Explain what is annular blowout preventer?
Annular blowout preventer is usually a large valve, installed above the ram preventers, it forms a protective seal in the annular space between the pipes and well bore. It seals the annulus between the Kelly, drill collar and drill pipe.
18) Explain what is die insert?
Die insert is a hard steel, a serrated piece which is removable and fits into the jaws of the tongs and firmly holds the body of the drill pipe, drill collars while the tongs are making up or breaking out of the pipes.
19) What is Kelly bushing?
Kelly bushing is a device fitted to the rotatory table through which the Kelly passes and the mean by which the torque of the rotatory table is transmitted to the Kelly and to the drill stem.
20) Explain the term Induction logs?
Induction logs are used in wells that do not use water or mud, but oil-based drilling fluids or air. They are non-conductive and therefore cannot use electric logs instead they use magnetism and electricity to measure resistivity.
21) Explain how Spontaneous logs are useful?
Spontaneous logs determine the permeability of the rocks in the well by denoting the electrical currents produced between the drilling fluids and formation water held in the pore spaces.
22) Explain what is underbalanced drilling?
The underbalanced drilling is an alternative way of drilling oil and gas wells, where the pressure in the wellbore is kept lower than the fluid pressure. The advantage of underbalanced drilling is that it reduces formation damage in reservoirs.
23) Explain the method of “Gas injection down the drill pipe”? What are the advantages of this technique?
In this technique air or nitrogen is injected to the drilling fluid that is injected directly down the drill pipe. The advantages of this technique is
• Improved penetration and decreased amount of gas
• Wellbore is not required to specifically designed for underbalanced drilling
• Less amount of gas required
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