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Advanced Geothermal Wellbore Hydraulics Model

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Shifeng Tian

Maurer Engineering, Inc., Houston, TXe-mail-stian@signa.net

John T. Finger

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1033e-mail-jtfinge@sandia.gov

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(3), 142-146 (May 24, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1289391 History: Received May 20, 1999; Revised May 24, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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Temperature variation at bottom hole and surface
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Temperature profiles when drilling with mud
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Temperature profiles when drilling with polymer and nitrogen
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Pressure variation at bottom hole and surface
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Pressure profiles when drilling with mud
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Pressure profiles when drilling with polymer and nitrogen
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Velocity profiles when drilling with mud
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Velocity profiles when drilling with polymer and nitrogen

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