Enter the hole diameter, casing diameter, and casing length into the calculator to determine the annular casing capacity.
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Casing Capacity Formula
The following equation is used to calculate a casing capacity between hole and casing.
AC = (Dh^2 - ODc^2) / 1029.4 * L
- Where AC is the annular capacity/casing capacity (bbls (barrells))
- Dh is the hole diameter (in)
- ODc is the casing/pipe outer diameter (in)
- L is the length (ft)
What is a casing capacity?
A casing capacity, more commonly known as annular volume, is a term used in oil drilling to describe the total volume between the casing and the hole wall.
How to calculate casing capacity?
The following example outlines how to calculate a casing capacity.
First, determine the hole diameter. In this example, the hole diameter is 8 inches.
Next, determine the casing diameter. For this problem, the pipe diameter is 5 inches.
Next, determine the length. The length of the hole is 5000 feet.
Finally, calculate the casing capacity using the formula above:
AC = (Dh^2 – ODc^2) / 1029.4 * L
AC = (8^2 – 5^2) / 1029.4 * 5000
AC = 189.4 bbls