wellbore hydraulics

wellbore hydraulics

[′wel‚bȯr hī′drȯ·liks]
(petroleum engineering)
A branch of oil production engineering that deals with the motion of fluids (oil, gas, or water) in wellbore tubing or casing, or the annulus between tubing and casing.
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With this technology we were able to take into account a broad range of interdependent design variables including rock strengths, stresses, and wellbore hydraulics to successfully drill this well.
Today many of the programs have been consolidated and there are 18 programs in the Maurer software suite that help clients design wellbore trajectories, design and verify casing strings, minimize casing wear, design cement jobs, analyze torque and drag, verify wellbore hydraulics, plan for well control, determine pore and fracture pressures, determine wellbore stability and numerous programs for coiled tubing design and completion programs.