University of Pau, drillers.com develop new online tools

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Pau in France and the oilfield technical Website www.drillers.com are creating online tools using Mathcad worksheets coded with decision analysis techniques to help optimize drilling decisions.

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PAU, France -- The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Pau in France and the oilfield technical Website www.drillers.com are creating online tools using Mathcad worksheets coded with decision analysis techniques to help optimize drilling decisions.

”Drilling professionals currently have three choices when it comes to rig maths; calculators, generic programs like excel, or commercial programs, which can be expensive and hide their inner workings,” says Steve Devereux of Drillers.com. “These Web-enabled Mathcad worksheets give a fourth option, are free to use and reveal all the inner calculations, which can then be audited or used for learning.”

01/14/2010

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