The Structure Parameters Optimization of Variable Direction Joint During Extracting Casing in High-Inclination Directional Well

Ai Chi, YU Fahao, FENG Fuping, LÜ Deqing, YU Zhenning


During extracting casing in high-inclination directional well, the existence of variable direction joint (VDJ) can enhance the build-up ability of washover string. And it can increase the compatibility between washover head and casing to some extent. However, too large or too small bending angle of VDJ will result in that the washover head cuts the upper and bottom parts of casing. Therefore, it is necessary to design reasonable bending angles for casing damage wells with different borehole curvature. In this paper, through the geometrical and mechanical analysis on the washover string with VDJ, a build-up rate calculation model and an axial force calculation model are established respectively. Moreover, through establishing the finite element model of washover tubing-ball-casing combination, the contact stress distribution is obtained. Under the critical condition of casing breaking when the contact stress exceeds the yield stress, the reasonable bending angle of VDJ matching with different casing damage well is designed. We can conclude that the research results play an important significance for in assuring the safe extracting casing.
Key words: Variable direction joint; Safe extracting; Parameters optimization; Casing damage well


Variable direction joint; Safe extracting; Parameters optimization; Casing damage well

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