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Computational Fluid Dynamics and Real Time Data Analysis - Assurance and Efficiencies on Cement Jobs

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

The drilling industry is currently pushing the boundaries of data management and how to take full advantage of connecting real-time analysis with simulated results from design stages. With regards to modelling, there is a constant trade-off between accuracy vs effort (human and computational): most simulation tools use simplified geometries, fluid properties and calculation methods to produce results within a short time frame. However, results may lack accuracy and deviate from real-life measurements. Discrepancies are even more notorious with the ever increasing complexity of wells being drilled: wellbore configurations that require intricate hardware, high‑temperature, high‑pressure, high‑deviation, narrow pore pressure / fracture gradient windows are some of the challenges present today. Alternatively, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools deliver higher accuracy but require deep expertise and increased computational resources to really shine and are hard to adapt to wellbore length- and time‑scales. On another work front, the gap in real-time data analysis is being addressed by service companies with a strong drive from operators as the prize is impactful: increased assurance, improved safety and efficiencies, faster response time, informed decision making and may even lead to automation.

This presentation will try to untangle some of the concepts introduced and discuss if a connection can be made between accurate modelling and real-time data analysis. A strategy is also proposed to take advantage of the modelling tools available and the data feeds streaming from rigs.

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  • 1Computational Fluid Dynamics and Real Time Data Analysis - Assurance and Efficiencies on Cement Jobs - Chapter 1
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Credits

Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits

Speakers

Dr. Paulo Gomes