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RESEARCH PAPERS

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

Abstract

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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