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1. CA3005827 - GEOSTEERING BASED ON AUTOMATED WELL PERFORMANCE PREDICTION

Office Canada
Application Number 3005827
Application Date
Publication Number 3005827
Publication Date 06.07.2017
Publication Kind A1
IPC
E21B 44/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
44Automatic control systems specially adapted for drilling operations, i.e. self-operating systems which function to carry out or modify a drilling operation without intervention of a human operator, e.g. computer-controlled drilling systems; Systems specially adapted for monitoring a plurality of drilling variables or conditions
G05B 19/02
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
G06F 19/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
19Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications
CPC
E21B 7/04
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
7Special methods or apparatus for drilling
04Directional drilling
E21B 44/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
44Automatic control systems specially adapted for drilling operations, i.e. self-operating systems which function to carry out or modify a drilling operation without intervention of a human operator, e.g. computer-controlled drilling systems
E21B 47/024
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
47Survey of boreholes or wells
02Determining slope or direction
024of devices in the borehole
G05B 19/042
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19Programme-control systems
02electric
04Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers
042using digital processors
G05B 2219/45129
GPHYSICS
05CONTROLLING; REGULATING
BCONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
2219Program-control systems
30Nc systems
45Nc applications
45129Boring, drilling
E21B 49/003
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
49Testing the nature of borehole walls; Formation testing; Methods or apparatus for obtaining samples of soil or well fluids, specially adapted to earth drilling or wells
003by analysing drilling variables or conditions
Applicants LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
Title
(EN) GEOSTEERING BASED ON AUTOMATED WELL PERFORMANCE PREDICTION
(FR) GEODIRECTION FONDEE SUR UNE PREDICTION AUTOMATISEE DE PERFORMANCES DE PUITS
Abstract
(EN)
Systems and methods for automated planning and/or control of a drilling operation are implemented to be based at least in part on automated prediction of well performance using an analytical well performance model. Substantially real-time determination of one or more drilling parameters and/or well trajectory parameters is based on measurements received from a drill tool together with the well performance model. The described techniques thus provide for automated, analytically determined well performance measures (e.g., well productivity and/or revenue) to a geosteering process. The well performance model accounts for variations of well trajectory both in inclination and in azimuth angle.