Pattern Lab

Technical Paper

The Journey for Digital Well Delivery Technology Adoption: The How and Why

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Society: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, Nov 15-18, 2021

Automated Workflow Based on Transient, Multiphase Technology Improves Well Control Planning Efficiency and Reduces Risk

The use of automated workflows for engineering calculations is significantly improving the efficiency of modern well planning systems. Current automated well control solutions are at large limited to single bubble considerations. Transient, multiphase technology has proven to be more accurate and reliable for well control planning, but it has been too complex to automate and integrate into automated engineering systems.

The objective of this work is to improve well control planning efficiency by using an automated workflow that enables integration of transient multiphase technology into modern well-planning systems. The workflow is based around an advanced multiphase engine that covers all relevant physical processes in the wellbore including transient temperature and acceleration. The model has an accurate equations-of-state- (EOS) based pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) model with compositional tracking that, in combination with the transient temperature, can accurately predict the transition from dissolved to free gas - a key parameter in the development of a kick.


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This paper presented at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference,15 - 18 November 2021 in Abu Dhabi, UAE