SPE ATCE 2014: Baker Hughes CTX software broadens options for completion designs

Baker Hughes’ has showcased its new Completion ArchiTEX (CTX) 3D completion design software at the SPE ATCE exhibition.

Offshore staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands -- Baker Hughes’ has showcased its new Completion ArchiTEX (CTX) 3D completion design software at the SPE ATCE exhibition. This provides an interactive representation, the company claims, of real well environments, helping to generate more accurate completion designs.

Users can input exact parameters of their completion designs and make adjustments where needed to avoid hazardous situations during operations.

The accompanying hardware catalog incorporates design standards and practices that ensure quality as the model is developed, Baker Hughes adds.

If the input parameters exceed the standards, an error message indicates that the design criteria are non-compliant. The user can then make adjustments to the model to correct and improve the completion design.

An additional feature of the software is an intuitive user interface with a drag-and-drop function intended for easier creation of 3D designs.

CTX software models are constructed using a CAD engine that generates 2D schematics and interactive 3D graphics which allow users to view and navigate through the well path, casing, tubing, and completion subassemblies in simulated 3D environments.

Baker Hughes claims the package suits complex well scenarios, including multilaterals, multi-zone completions, and intelligent wells. The software also provides operators with completion designs, cost estimates, and daily performance reports.

10/29/2014

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