Effect of Frictional Pressure on ECD while Reverse circulation

A reverse circulation is another way to circulate by circulating into annulus up to a bit and drill string. The fluid outlet is on surface. For drilling operation, we most of the time use forward circulation; however, in completion operation, the reverse circulation is utilized more often. For more understanding, we would like to show an image below (Figure 1) which demonstrates a flow path of the reverse circulation.

Figure 1 – Reverse Circulation

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