This article presents Formation Strength Tests Equipment and Procedure.
A formation strength test requires:
- a Cement Pump with mud tank calibrated in ¼ bbl
- calibrated gauges covering anticipated pressure range mounted on a dedicated manifold
- a chart recorder
- a recording form.
Test Pressure Limitations
The test pressure shall be limited to a maximum pressure that does not exceed the lowest:
- leak-off pressure.
- limited pressure advised in the Drilling Programme (Limit Test) of the casing burst pressure . . .
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