The Study of Drilling Technology and Field Cases for Preventing A Lost Circulation in Fractured Reservoirs

균열저류층에서 이수손실방지를 위한 시추기술 및 현장사례 연구

  • Kim, Hyun Tae (Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning) ;
  • Hong, Si Chan (Dept. of Petroleum engineering, University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Yoon, Jae Pil (Dept. of Petroleum engineering, University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Park, Yong Chan (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources)
  • 김현태 (한국에너지기술평가원) ;
  • 홍시찬 (과학기술연합대학원대학교) ;
  • 윤재필 (과학기술연합대학원대학교) ;
  • 박용찬 (한국지질자원연구원)
  • Received : 2015.08.27
  • Accepted : 2016.02.19
  • Published : 2016.02.28


The ratio of fractured reservoir is very high in oil & gas fields around the world. The demand of drilling technology for fractured reservoir is expected to increase continuously if oil and gas prices are economical. The purpose of the review study is to help operator or driller in selecting of proper drilling technology for preventing a lost circulation in the fractured formation. In order to achieve this goal, fractured reservoir(formation) they are classified into partial lost circulation formation and total lost circulation formation. In case of partial lost circulation formation, the drilling problem can be solved by using LCM(lost circulation material) mud additive and squeezing cement. For shallow depth, total lost circulation formation can be drilled safely and economically with casing drilling method. Also, for deeper depth, problems of total lost circulation in formation can be solved by applying mud cap, which is one of the drilling methods. This was confirmed through field application such as Italy's Medusa-1 field and Qatar's North field.


fractured reservoir;LCM;cement squeezing;casing drilling;mud cap drilling


Grant : 미래석유자원 전략지역 유망성 분석 및 정보화

Supported by : 한국지질자원연구원의


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