Real-Time simulation

City Schuan
State Chengdu
Country China

A comprehensive integrated downhole and topside training simulator enables training the crews on a true representation of the real well to be drilled. This behaves like a “Drilling Flight Simulator”, and expected problems downhole can be trained on.

A Real-Time simulation and decision support module provides support during drilling. The drilling simulation is driven by real time data from the ongoing operation itself, and includes a 3D visualization of the downhole drilling in a “VirtualReality”. Automatic look-ahead simulations of ECD and temperatures was performed with the calibrated models on the fly as support for decisions.

A unique feature of the Simulation Applications is that the modelling basis and simulation models are the same for planning, for training, for Real Time and for Post-analysis. These are advanced transient state-of-the-art models which have been verified versus numerous well types (HPHT, DW, MPD etc).

In preparation, an advanced training session was performed using a dynamic downhole training simulator linked to a topside rig simulator, for training of the drilling teams. Prior to operation data transfer was established so that during the operation simulations was performed in real time using the ongoing operational parameters as input.

Applications of unique technologies contributed to safer and more cost-effective drilling.

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