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PETROLEUM ENGINEERING 4045 – DRILLING ENGINEERING

IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENT # 4 – FALL 2012

Pore Pressure Interpretation Using Equivalent Depth Method

1) What is the depth at “Point b?”

2) What is the “equivalent depth,” i.e. the depth in the normally pressured section with

the same porosity?

3) What is the formation pressure at the equivalent depth?

4) What is the overburden stress at the equivalent depth? Use overburden grad = 1 psi/ft

5) What is the effective stress at the equivalent depth?

6) What is the effective stress at Point b?

7) What is the overburden stress at Point b?

8) What is the pore pressure at Point b?

9) What is the pore pressure gradient, expressed in psi/ft, at Point b?

10) What is the pore pressure gradient, expressed as a mud weight in lb/gal eq, at Point b?

11) Calculate the formation pressure at point b using the equation:

))(/535.0())(/1( TVDnTVDf DftpsiDftpsiP −

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