What is the Swab & Surge Effect?

The answer can be found in this downhole animation. Industrial3D produced a visualization of the swab and surge methods during drilling operations.

What is the swab & surge effect during drilling? The answer can be found in this downhole animation. Industrial3D produced a visualization of the swab and surge methods during drilling operations. Representing the influx of formation fluids into the wellbore, or swabbing, and when the pressure at the bottom of the hole exceeds formation fracture pressure, also known as surging. Downhole animation by Industrial3D.

 

 

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