Controllable drilling parameter optimization for roller cone and polycrystalline diamond bits

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Access full text here:10.1007/s13202-019-00823-1
Keyword: Engineering and Technology, Geofysik, Exploration Geophysics, Prospekteringsgeofysik, Optimization, Multiple linear regression, Drilling, Clustering, Bourgoyne and Young model, Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap, Civil Engineering, Naturvetenskap, Geophysics, Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Geoteknik, Samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Teknik och teknologier, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics
Publication year: 2020
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Oil well drilling data from 23 oil wells in northern Iraq are analyzed and optimized controllable drilling parameters are found. The most widely used Bourgoyne and Young (BY) penetration rate model have been chosen for roller cone bits, and parameters were extracted to adjust for other bit types. In this regard, the collected data from real drilling operation have initially been averaged in short clusters based on changes in both lithology and bottom hole assemblies. The averaging was performed to overcome the issues related to noisy data negative effect and the lithological homogeneity assumption. Second, the Dmitriy Belozerov modifications for polycrystalline diamond bits compacts have been utilized to correct the model to the bit weight. The drilling formulas were used to calculate other required parameters for the BYM. Third, threshold weight for each cluster was determined through the relationship between bit weight and depth instead of the usual Drill of Test. Fourth, coefficients of the BYM were calculated for each cluster using multilinear regression. Fifth, a new model was developed to find the optimum drill string rotation based on changes in torque and bit diameter with depth. The above-developed approach has been implemented successfully on 23 oil wells field data to find optimum penetration rate, weight on bit and string rotation.


Ali K. Darwesh

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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Thorkild M. Rasmussen

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geovetenskap och miljöteknik
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Nadhir Al-Ansari

Luleå tekniska universitet; Geoteknologi
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