ABSTRACT:

A new generation visualization system designed to integrate all participants involved, will enable enhanced collaboration of all drilling and well activities in a global environment. The system is designed on an open 3-D visualization motor that can visualize all drilling and well related operations involved. The following operations are included:

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    Seismic

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    Planning

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    Exploration

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    Production drilling

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    Production

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    Intervention

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    Plug and abandonment

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    Local regulations

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    HSE

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    Simulation of the operations

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    Reporting

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    Remote operations

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    Control and monotiring

The system is based on an open system architecture where equipment suppliers, service companies, contractors and operators can connect to via standard interface (i.e. WITSML etc.). It is possible to enable/disable graphical information flow in various 3D layers according to operational needs to show different objects in the tool (MWD, LWD, String, etc.).Results related to drilling: Costly failures will be reduced and better knowledge of the process will be obtained:

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    The driller/directional driller will see if the bit follows the planned well path

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    Geologists/drilling engineers will be able to see the bit going through different geology layers in realtime.

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    Petro-physicists can see the bit entering seismic information realtime.

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    Accurate depth by visualizing the tally/BHA in realtime

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    Enabling to see the bit or tool joint going through restricted areas like the BOP or Casing shoe.

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    Link realtime software models with realtime data to analyse and optimize drilling performance. E.g. visualize well pressure profile and prediction of pressure when drilling ahead.

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    Backtracking of operations in 3D (similar to REW & FWD on a tape recorder)To conclude: Using realtime 3D to visualize operations and processes will include: realtime data; historical data; tally/BHA data; MWD data; geology; planning; seismic; mathematical models and rig equipment the benefit will be a smarter and more cost effective drilling operation. The same will apply for intervention, production and abandonment. Each operator can independently select graphical setup fitted for operational modes at any time

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