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# Question 1 Consider a triplex pump having 6-in. Liners and 11-in.

Strokes
operating at 120 cycles/min and a discharge pressure of 3000psig.

## a) Compute the pump factor in units of gal/cycles at 100% volumetric

efficiency.
b) Compute the flow rate in gal/min.
c) Compute the energy expended by each piston during each cycle and pump
power developed.

Given:

## dL = 6in; LS= 11in; N=120cycles/min and = 3000psig

Find:

a) FP
b) Q
c) E and PH
d)
3
a) FP= 2 (Triplex)
4

3
FP= 11 1 62 = 933.05 in3/ cycle( ) = 4.039 gal/ cycle
4 2313

b) Q=N*FP

## Q= (120 cycle/min)(4.039gal/cycle) = 484.68 gal/ cycle

c) E=
2312 1 1
E= (3000psi)(484.68gal/min)(
2
)(
) (12) (120 ) (3 )
E= 77 750.75 ft-lbf/cycle/cylinder

PH=
1714
3000484.68
PH= = 848.33hp
1714

Question 2 How many sacks of barite are required to rise the mud weight of
775bbl from 77lb/ft3 to 92 lb/ft3. Calculate the new mud density when 126bbl of
oil added to the new system.

Given:

## Mud weight: 750bbl

W1=77lb/ft3 = 10.3lb/gal

W2=92lb/ft3= 12.3lb/gal

Find:

Sucks of barite and new mud density when 126 bbl of oil is added

## Sacks of barite 21 12.310.3

= 1490 =1490 = 129
100 35.42 35.410.3

Sacks of barite
= 1297.75 = 999.8 sx
775

VM + VO = VF

## 775 12.3+ 126 6.8 = 901

= 11.5lb/ft3
Question 3: A 1000 bbl unweighted fresh water mud system has a density of 9.5
lbm/gal. What mud treatment would be required to reduce the solids content to
4% by volume? The total mud must be maintained at 1000 bbl and the minimum
allowable mud density is 8.8 lbm/gal.

Given:

Vm = 1000 bbl

W1 = 9.5 lbm/gal

## fsf = final volume fraction of solids = 4 %

Ww = 8.33 ppg

Ws = 21.7 lb/gal

Find: What mud treatment would be required to reduce the solids content to 4%
by volume?

The initial density of mud can be found using the following formula:

W1 = Wsfsi -Wwfwi

fsi + fwi = 1

fsi = 8.7%;

fwi = 91.3%

V = 457 bbl

## So the discarded volume is; Vdiscarded = 1000 - 457 = 543 bbl

Yet the same amount of water has to be added to keep a VTotalMud of 1000 bbl
and reduce to 4% the content of solids by volume as stated in the question. So;

Question 4 The density of 600bbl of 12lbm/gal mud must be increased to
14lbm/gal using API barite. One gallon of water per sack of barite will be added
to maintain an acceptable mud consistency. The final volume is not limited.
How much barite is required?

Given:

V1=600bbl

1 = 12blm/gal

2 = 14blm/gal

## Find: How much barite is requered

1+
A= = 0.802444; A 1 = 28.09
1+

1 28.0912
V2= V1( ) = V1( = 1.142 1
2 28.0914

## V2= 1.142 600 = 685.17bbl

35
mB= ( )(85.17 42) = 92740.71
1+0.01+35
Question 5 The density of 800 bbl of 14lbm/gal must be increased to
14.5lbm/gal using API barite. The total mud volume is limited to 800bbl.
Compute the volume of old volume that should be discarded and the weight of
API barite required.

Given:

V1=800bbl

1 = 14/

2 = 14.5/

Find: Volume of old mud discarded and the weight of API barite required.
1 35.414
V2= V1( )= 800( ) =819.14bbl
2 35.414.5