The Experimental Measurement of Casing Wear Due to Tripping—Part 1: Drill Pipe Wear

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J. E. Fontenot

Shell Oil Co., New Orleans, La.

J. W. McEver

Shell Oil Co., Houston, Texas

J. Eng. Ind 97(2), 445-455 (May 01, 1975) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438604 History: Received June 27, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


An experimental investigation was undertaken to explore the effects of various factors on casing wear due to tripping drill pipe. Wear tests were run using full-size samples of casing and drill pipe at various contact loads in water, a gel mud containing sand, and in a 14-lb/gal water base mud containing various quantities of simulated drill solids. The wear results were compared with field data. The major conclusion is that tripping drill pipe is generally not a major cause of casing wear.

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