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Most drilling problems can be avoided by keeping the pressure inside the wellbore within what is called the mud weight window. On one hand the knowledge of the pore, collapse or fracture pressures can be estimated with some degree of accuracy; on the other hand knowing the pressure profile inside the wellbore is not an easy task.

In the past wells were drilled with a very comfortable mud weight window, which led to many assumptions and generalizations. Often very little attention was paid to the many subtle pressure relationships inside the wellbore. Knowledge of the mud weight at surface was deemed enough.

With wells being drilled in more challenging environments, the mud weight window has been reduced significantly. For most wells being drilled today it is critical to know, as accurately as possible, the pressure along the entire annulus. This level of complexity now forces us to look beyond what can be done with rules of thumb or by hand calculations.

SafeVision In-Depth Video Series

In order to help drilling personnel understand the consequences of routine drilling and well control operations on downhole conditions, SafeKick has developed a series of short tutorials. Please watch the Introduction first and the others can be watched in any order desired. 

Fundamentals and Basic Concepts

SafeVision Training - Introduction to SafeVision

Introduction to SafeVision

This tutorial introduces the features on the main display of the SafeVision software.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure

This video explains the relationship between hydrostatic pressure and equivalent mud weight.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Effect of Fluid in Movement, Friction

Effect of Fluid in Movement, Friction

This video clarifies the effects of friction on pressure calculations within a well.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Effect of Application of Surface Pressure

Effect of Application of Surface Pressure

This video explains how increasing pressure in various ways on a well can produce different outcomes.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Effect of Fluid Compressibility

Effect of Fluid Compressibility

This video explains how different fluids behave under an increased compression.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Effect of Temperature

Effect of Temperature

This video explains how temperature can affect mud density.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Effect of Pipe Rotation

Effect of Pipe Rotation

This video explains how drillstring rotation affects pressures downhole.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Effect of Pipe Movement on Downhole Pressures

Effect of Pipe Movement on Downhole Pressures

This videos explains how the movement of pipes inside the annulus can affect the downhole pressures.

 

 

SafeVision Training - Effect of Density Variation on Downhole Pressures

Effect of Density Variation on Downhole Pressures

This videos shows the importance of being aware of variations of density and their effect on the downhole pressures.