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Andrei S. Kondratenko
Andrei S. Kondratenko
Director, Ph.D.
N.A.Chinakal Institute of Mining of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Novosibirsk Russia
Director, Ph.D.
N.A.Chinakal Institute of Mining of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Novosibirsk
Russia
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  • Date submitted
    2020-05-25
  • Date accepted
    2020-06-11
  • Date published
    2020-12-25

Technological aspects of cased wells construction with cyclical-flow transportation of rock

A high-performance technology for constructing cased wells is proposed. Essence of the technology is the advance insertion of the casing pipe into the sedimentary rock mass and the cyclical-flow transportation of the soil rock portions using the compressed air pressure supplied to the open bottomhole end of the pipe through a separate line. Results of mathematical modeling for the process of impact insertion of a hollow pipe into a soil mass in horizontal and vertical settings are considered. Modeling of the technology is implemented by the finite element method in the ANSYS Mechanical software. Parameters of the pipe insertion in the sedimentary rock mass are determined - value of the cleaning step and the impact energy required to insert the pipe at a given depth. Calculations were performed for pipes with a diameter from 325 to 730 mm. Insertion coefficient is introduced, which characterizes the resistance of rocks to destruction during the dynamic penetration of the casing pipe in one impact blow of the pneumatic hammer. An overview of the prospects for the application of the proposed technology in geological exploration, when conducting horizontal wells of a small cross-section using a trenchless method of construction and borehole methods of mining, is presented. A variant of using the technology for determining the strength properties of rocks is proposed. Some features of the technology application at industrial facilities of the construction and mining industry are considered: for trenchless laying of underground utilities and for installing starting conductors when constructing degassing wells from the surface in coal deposits. Results of a technical and economic assessment of the proposed technology efficiency when installing starting conductors in sedimentary rocks at mining allotments of coal mines are presented.

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Andrei S. Kondratenko (2020) Technological aspects of cased wells construction with cyclical-flow transportation of rock. Journal of Mining Institute. Vol 246. p. 610-616. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2020.6.2