Научно-технический журнал

«Onshore and offshore oil and gas well construction»

ISSN 0130-3872

Onshore and offshore oil and gas well construction
Improvement of the performance indicators of wells mechanical drilling based on automation of drilling and oscillation of the upper power drive

UDC: 622.24
DOI: 10.33285/0130-3872-2022-8(356)-18-24



1 Automated Drilling Systems, Perm, Russia
2 VNIIBT, Moscow, Russia

Keywords: coefficient of friction, horizontal drilling, weight on bit (WOB), drilling tool, top power drive, shearing load, oscillation


The article is devoted to the problem of insufficient adjustment of the axial load on the bit during directional drilling of horizontal wells with a length of a horizontal section of more than 1000 meters. The causes of this phenomenon are considered and an effective way to eliminate it is proposed due to the oscillation of the upper power drive and automation of the process of controlling the drilling mode according to a patented algorithm.


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