Research on Low Density Cementing Technology of Coalbed Methane Well

Chufeng WANG, Ruihe WANG, Huanqiang YANG, Fangxiang WANG


The pressure of the coalbed methane (CBM) reservoir is relatively low, there is serious loss circulation, andlow mechanical strength of the coal, which seriously influence the cementing quality. In this paper, according to the characteristics of coal in southern Qinshui basin, an ultra-low density cement slurry system and a foamed cement slurry system are designed and developed to reduce the density of cement slurry by adding lightening admixture and foaming agent through the experimental method. An appropriate bridging type preflush system is also researched and developed. Considering the drilling conditions, the operation technologies are put forward.The ultra-low density cement slurry system has good rheological performance, small API filter loss (≤ 45 mL/ (30 min·6.9 MPa)), excellent sedimentation stability, suitable thickening time and higher early strength. Foamed cement slurry systemhas good rheological performance, excellent sedimentation stability andsuitable thickening time, and can satisfy the compressive strength requirements for the cementing of CBM wells. The fluid loss of the bridging type preflush system is small under the medium or high pressure, withgood rheological performance,andexcellent plugging ability. The ultra-low density cement slurry system and foamed cement slurry system were applied in 14 and 11 CBM wells respectively, and good results have been achieved.


Coalbed methane well; Low density cementing technology; Ultra-low density cement slurry system; Foamed cement slurry system; Bridging type preflush system

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