2008 Ultra-Deepwater

Advanced Steady-State and Transient, Three-Dimensional, Single and Multiphase, Non-Newtonian Simulation System for Managed Pressure Drilling

Subcontractor: Stratamagnetic Software, LLC

Principal Investigator: Wilson C. Chin
Project Number Project Status
08121-2502-01 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: James Pappas
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
October 19, 2009 April 18, 2011
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$459,916.00 $355,146.00 $100,171.00
Project Objectives

Fully predictive accurate pressure profiling methods along general well paths will be developed by solving rigorous mathematical models that do not bear the limitations of ad hoc assumptions implicit in mean hydraulic radius, slot flow, multiphase empirical correlation and like approaches. The project objective is to bring state-of-the art models that exceed commercial capabilities and their newer counterparts to Managed Pressure Drilling planning to provide an integrated software platform for the entire circulation system that will set new industry standards.

RPSEA Project Fact Sheet: Download 200.2 KB
File Type Date
Managed Pressure Drilling: Modeling, Strategy and Planning ( 5.2 MB ) Final Report 06/11
Software Files ( 40.6 MB ) Software 10/11
Software Instructions ( 15.1 KB ) Software 10/11