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1. US20180334896 - GEOSTEERING BASED ON AUTOMATED WELL PERFORMANCE PREDICTION

Office United States of America
Application Number 15779496
Application Date 30.12.2015
Publication Number 20180334896
Publication Date 22.11.2018
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
E21B 7/04
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
7Special methods or apparatus for drilling
04Directional drilling
E21B 49/00
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
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
CPC
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
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
E21B 7/04
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
7Special methods or apparatus for drilling
04Directional drilling
Applicants Landmark Graphics Corporation
Inventors Robello SAMUEL
Umesh N. REDDY
Krishna Chaitanya NUNNA
Paola Alejandra PEREZ PENA
Title
(EN) GEOSTEERING BASED ON AUTOMATED WELL PERFORMANCE PREDICTION
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.