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The Experimental Measurement of Casing Wear Due to Tripping—Part 2: Wire-Line 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), 456-463 (May 01, 1975) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438605 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 running wire line. Wear tests were run using full-size samples of casing and wire line. Tests were run 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 major conclusion reached is that the presence of abrasive solids in the mud greatly accelerates wire-line wear.

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