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.