At the latest SPE ATCE conference in Amsterdam, a special session was held on Drilling Modeling and Simulation. Several of the presentations made by the panelists are available for review below.
14ATCE__Tech_Sess - Special_Session_Colin_00_Final.pdf
14ATCE__Tech_Sess - Ost - End - Final.pdf
14ATCE_Tech_Sess - Special_Session_Junichi_09_Final.pdf
The process of drilling a borehole is very complex, involving surface and downhole drilling systems, which interact with the drilling fluid and the surrounding rocks. Modeling and simulating every aspect of the drilling process and drilling system is still considered too complex to be realized. However, many areas of modeling and simulation are currently undergoing very aggressive development. Some of them include rig systems, downhole dynamics, rock-bit interaction, drilling/formation fluid, and the Earth model. High-fidelity models in these well-defined areas have demonstrated some success. Lately, drilling modelling and simulation has become one of the key factors for advancing Drilling Systems Automation/Control, intelligent managed pressure drilling and drilling optimization by understanding/predicting downhole dynamics. The topics presented in this session include the current state of drilling process simulation software and simulators, as well as simulator concepts from outside of the oil industry, such as in aerospace and automotive industry, challenges of modelling drilling systems for automation and control, adaptive simulations for downhole drilling systems and an operator’s perspective on drilling modeling. This special session brings the modeling and simulation experts in the drilling industry to identify its current state and future goals.
Junichi Sugiura, Schlumberger; Joachim Oppelt, Baker Hughes
G. P. Ostermeyer Braunschweig Technical University
Geoffrey Charles Downton Schlumberger
Robello Samuel Halliburton
Colin James Mason BP Exploration
John Hedengren Brigham Young University
Paul E. Pastusek ExxonMobil Development Co.