Shell, Equinor teams use digital twin simulator ahead of offshore Norway wells

eDrilling is helping Norske Shell prepare for the upcoming exploration well on the Tyttebaer prospect in the Norwegian North Sea by practicing drilling in a simulator using a digital twin.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway – eDrilling’s team is helping Norske Shell prepare for the upcoming exploration well on the Tyttebaer prospect in the Norwegian North Sea by practicing drilling the well in a simulator using a digital twin.

Saipem’s semisubmersibleScarabeo 8 is due to spud the well 34/5-2S next month in 387 m (1,270 ft) water depth close to Norske Shell’s Knarr field.

eDrilling claims wellSim hiDRILL helps drill crews achieve safe and efficient operations for any planned well.

A Digital Twin is the digital representation of the actual well. Used in real-time operation it allows the team to perform forward simulations and ‘what-if’ simulations to detect mismatch, and also provide input if necessary to alter the parameters of the well in order to optimize drilling.

The crew for Equinor’s HP/HT Ragnfrid North exploration well 6406/2-9 S in the Norwegian Sea also practiced using wellSim hiDRILL.

Their focus was on high-risk sections and likely scenarios, and the aims were to avoid hazards and improve drilling performance, eDrilling said.

05/30/2018

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