Well Drilling and Completion Flow Loop Laboratory

Faculty

Dr. George Wong

Well Drilling & Completion Flow Loop

flowloop3.jpg30’ Long: 5 x 6’ sections
  • Vertical to Horizontal
  • 4”, 6”, 8” Acrylic borehole sections
  • Combination of different sections: (sizes, perforation, injection and production)
  • Gas, water, and Sand Slurry
  • Axial, Concentric & Radial Flows
Applications
  • Drilling:
    • Marine Riser: Gas kick detection
    • Cutting transport
  • Completion:
    • Gravel pack, proppant transport
    • ICD & cross flows
  • Production:
    • Destabilization of annular pack
    • Unloading & ramp-up
    • Multi-phase flow from multiple zones
  • Subsea:
    • Flow assurance
    • Multiphase flow (Hz, deviated and vertical)

Wellbore Production/Injection Flow Loop

flowloop1.jpg24’ in length

  • Vertical to Horizontal
  • 2” diameter pre-drilled pipe
  • Controlled Radial Inflow or Outflow along
    • 20 stations of 1 ft segment
    • Multiphase flow: water & air (density & viscosity effects)
    • Controlled rate, mass & temperature for each station
    • Measurements of pressure, temperature, and rate
    • Can perform Co-current & Counter-current flow tests

 

flowloop2.jpgApplications

  • Tubular friction with radial flow (non slip BC)
  • Production logging (DTS & DAS Calibration)
  • Wellbore sensor calibrations (rate, chemical, temperature, pressure)