Drilling optimization using drilling simulator software

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Title: Drilling optimization using drilling simulator software
Author: Salas Safe, Jose Gregorio
Abstract: Drilling operations management will face hurdles to reduce costs and increase performance , and to do this with less experience and organizational drilling capacity . A technology called Drilling Simulators Software has shown an extraordinary potential to improve the drilling performance and reduce risk and cost . Different approaches have been made to develop drilling -simulator software . The Virtual Experience Simulator , geological drilling logs , and reconstructed lithology are some of the most successful . The drilling simulations can run multiple scenarios quickly and then update plans with new data to improve the results . Its storage capacity for retaining field drilling experience and knowledge add value to the program . This research shows the results of using drilling simulator software called Drilling Optimization Simulator (DROPS ? ) in the evaluation of the Aloctono block , in the Pirital field , eastern Venezuela . This formation is characterized by very complex geology , containing faulted restructures , large dips , and hard and abrasive rocks . The drilling performance in this section has a strong impact in the profitability of the field . A number of simulations using geological drilling logs and the concept of the learning curve defined the optimum drilling parameters for the block . The result shows that DROPS ? has the capability to simulate the drilling performance of the area with reasonable accuracy . Thus , it is possible to predict the drilling performance using different bits and the learning -curve concept to obtain optimum drilling parameters . All of these allow a comprehensive and effective cost and drilling optimization .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /173
Date: 2004-09-30

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Drilling optimization using drilling simulator software. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /173 .

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