Proactive approach to improving the efficiency of real-time well drilling support and management

UDK: 622.24
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2017-2-50-53
Key words: high tech wells, drilling operations support, increase in efficiency, automating, real-time drilling operations support
Authors: I.F. Rustamov, A.V. Cherepanov, K.V. Kulakov (Gazprom Neft PJSC, RF, Saint-Petersburg), V.A. Makarov, S.V. Esipov, D.I. Balan, V.V. Koryabkin (Gazpromneft NTC LLC, RF, Saint-Petersburg), S.A. Cherevko (Gazpromneft-Khantos LLC, RF, Khanty-Mansiysk), S.A. Olimpiev (Gazpromneft-Angara LLC, RF, Saint-Petersburg)

Prevention of accidents and complications in the process of wells drilling is a cornerstone task. It is impossible to achieve the maximum efficiency of drilling operations without solution of this task. The solution of this task depends on many factors, key of which are applying relevant resources of collection, storage and processing information from rig site; unity of engineering services involved in the drilling process; standardization of procedures and the high degree of automation of processes during well construction; applying of advanced techniques in the field of well construction technologies; engineering support around the clock. Responsiveness to the signals about possible complications in the early stages depends on the skills of drilling engineers, coherence of their interaction, used communication tools and applying of contemporary software for the real-time drilling operations support around the clock. The efficiency of processing of real-time drilling data multiple significantly increased due to intensive development of information technologies, creation of preventive alert systems, development specialized engineering software, improvement stations of mud loggers. That allows drilling engineers to analyze a wide range of incoming signals about drilling efficiency and possible complications, react to these signals in good time and provide high efficiency of the project at each stage. Continuous work on the prevention of accidents and complications in the process of drilling a well, based on the search for and testing of new techniques and technologies that enables the company to maintain its leadership in operational efficiency.

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Prevention of accidents and complications in the process of wells drilling is a cornerstone task. It is impossible to achieve the maximum efficiency of drilling operations without solution of this task. The solution of this task depends on many factors, key of which are applying relevant resources of collection, storage and processing information from rig site; unity of engineering services involved in the drilling process; standardization of procedures and the high degree of automation of processes during well construction; applying of advanced techniques in the field of well construction technologies; engineering support around the clock. Responsiveness to the signals about possible complications in the early stages depends on the skills of drilling engineers, coherence of their interaction, used communication tools and applying of contemporary software for the real-time drilling operations support around the clock. The efficiency of processing of real-time drilling data multiple significantly increased due to intensive development of information technologies, creation of preventive alert systems, development specialized engineering software, improvement stations of mud loggers. That allows drilling engineers to analyze a wide range of incoming signals about drilling efficiency and possible complications, react to these signals in good time and provide high efficiency of the project at each stage. Continuous work on the prevention of accidents and complications in the process of drilling a well, based on the search for and testing of new techniques and technologies that enables the company to maintain its leadership in operational efficiency.

References

1. Mitchell J., Trouble-free drilling, Vol. 3, Drilbert Engineering Inc., 2014,

350 p.

2. Luke G.R., Juvkam-Wold H.C., Determination of true hookload and line

tension under dynamic conditions, SPE 23859-PA, 1993.

3. API RP 13D. Rheology and hydraulics of oil-well drilling fluids, 1995, June,

36 p.

4. Mitchell Robert F., Petroleum engineering: Handbook, Society of Petroleum

Engineers Inc., 2007, V. 2, 1064 p.

5. Johancsik C.A., Friesen, D.B., Dawson R., Torque and drag in directional

wells – Prediction and measurement, SPE 11380-PA, 1984.

6. Bailey J.R., Elsborg C.C., James R.W. et al., Design evolution of drilling

tools to mitigate vibrations, SPE 163503-MS, 2013.

7. API RP 7G. Recommended Practice for drill stem design and operating

limits, 2004, May, 215 p.

8. Dupriest F.E., Koederitz W.L., Maximizing drill rates with real-time surveillance

of mechanical specific energy, SPE 92194-MS, 2005.



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