Fiber-containing sweep fluids validated for ultra-deepwater drilling applications ///

While using fiber sweeps to improve borehole cleaning in the drilling process seems possible, the oil and gas industry has, thus far, failed to grasp a comprehensive understanding of the physics behind the use of fibrous particles in a field setting. For this to be achieved, a series of tests must first be conducted, prior to scale-up, to test hypotheses in a controlled setting. Such a project was recently completed through the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) Section 999 Program by The University of Oklahoma with support from MI-SWACO.

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