Identification of Drilling Efficiency Using Log-Derived Cation Exchange Capacity in Shale Formation
Keywords:Cation Exchange Capacity, Rate of Penetration, Shale
Shale and shaly formations constitute about 70% to 80% of the total rock formations drilled worldwide, and the most of footage drilled in gas and oil wells is in shale and shaly rocks. Drilling in shale sections in many cases causes wellbore instability and slow drilling problems. In this study, cation exchange capacity of shale is estimated using a relatively simple petrophysical model. The validation of this model is achieved with experimental values of cation exchange capacity. The estimation of cation exchange capacity by this model and common logs data has exhibited potentiality for distinguishing effective/ineffective drilling in shale formations. Drilling and petrophysical data gathered at controlled condition is required in order to optimize the proposed technique. Have knowledge of properties and location of shales permits for remedial actions in future offset well or while drilling in case of logging while drilling (LWD) is used
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