GALVESTON, Texas –SPT Group, a Schlumberger Company, discussed its array of dynamic well control solutions on the exhibition floor at the Deepwater Operations conference being held in Galveston Texas.
Company officials noted that with the increasing number of challenging wells, more advanced simulation tools are required to plan and operate these wells with an acceptable risk level. With increased complexity, the margins for error are decreasing, and this makes accurate models, including transient effects, more important.
Combining the WELLFLO, OLGA, and Drillbench technologies, SPT says it can provide user-friendly, dynamic models tailored for the offshore drilling industry. A combination of simulation power and efficient user interfaces yields a working environment that SPT says is ideally suited for the drilling cycle.
The Presmod application combines transient temperature and hydraulic models to accurately predict wellbore pressure and temperature. It provides tools to help keep wellbore pressures within the operational window for all phases of operation.
A realistic transient multi-phase model is the core of Kick, the dynamic well control application. It uses advanced PVT models to realistically simulate the kick. The model can help optimize well control procedures and provide a better understanding of the situation. It can also be used for operational decision support, with tailored user designs for office modeling and quick evaluations on the rig site.
Wellflo is offered to rapidly and accurately calculate a worst-case discharge scenario. OLGA Blowout Control is for blowout contingency planning and for analyzing blowout situations. It is based on a combination of the OLGA engine and the Drillbench user interface. SPT says that the advanced and versatile transient multi-phase model enables the user to perform well control contingency planning.