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Tech Report: FybeCarb Material Eliminates Circulation Fluid Loss, Saves USD 1.5 Million in the Chichimene Field

High-efficiency additive reduces lost circulation rate to zero by effectively sealing low-pressure depleted formation, Colombia

FybeCarb Material Eliminates Circulation Fluid Loss, Saves USD 1.5 Million in the Chichimene Field

Publication Date: 02/05/2016

An operator was drilling in the Chichimene field, where low formation pressures posed high risk of fluid loss. After drilling the reservoir interval, the operator converted the drilling fluid system to single phase. When ECD reached 9.4 ppg, the pressure dropped from 2.16 MPa [313 psi] to 0.21 MPa [30 psi], resulting in total fluid loss at a rate of 31.8 m3/h [200 bbl/h]. The operator sought a solution to control and eliminate




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