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The Buckling Behavior of Pipes and Its Influence on the Axial Force Transfer in Directional Wells

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Ergun Kuru, Alexander Martinez, Stefan Miska

TUDRP, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

Weiyong Qiu

Weatherford International Inc., Houston, TX 77060e-mail: weiyong.qiu@weatherford.com

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(3), 129-135 (May 30, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1289767 History: Received October 25, 1999; Revised May 30, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Topics: Force , Pipes , Buckling
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Figures

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Schematic of the experimental setup used for buckling/post-buckling tests in a curved wellbore (top view)
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Effect of end conditions on the pipe buckling experiments in a curved wellbore
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Load-displacement relationship for a pipe in a curved wellbore
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Effect of pipe size (o.d.) on the axial force transfer
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Effect of internal pressure on the buckling behavior of a pipe in a curved borehole
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Experimental setup for testing buckling behavior of pipes in a horizontal wellbore
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Effect of end conditions on the pipe buckling experiments in a horizontal wellbore
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Load-displacement relationship for a pipe in a horizontal wellbore
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Lateral contact force model verification—curved wells
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Lateral contact force model verification—horizontal wells
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Schematic of a build-hold and build well
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Effect of friction factor on the axial force transfer
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Effect of coiled tubing size on the axial force transfer
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Effect of borehole size on the axial force transfer

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