Differential Sticking – Best Practices

Differential Sticking - Best Practices

To prevent diferential sticking, Strict attention should be paid to drilling practices at all times whilst in open hole.

  • Hold toolbox meetings with all crews including mud engineer and mud logging engineer to discuss differential sticking and the action to be taken to avoid it.  Holld meetings before starting the interval and a refresher whilst in the reservoir.
  • The drillstring has EPDP pipe to help stabilise the string and minimize wall contact. 
  • Minimize time in the slips and keep pipe moving at all other times when . . .

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