Drillstring Failure Prevention - A Data Driven Approach to Early Washout Detection
- Andrea Kuesters (BP) | Colin Mason (BP) | Paulo Gomes (BP) | Colin Cockburn (BP) | Huma Lodhi (BP)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 3-5 March, Galveston, Texas, USA
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- Conference Paper
- 2020. IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition
- Drill string failure, twist-offs, machine learning, data driven, non-productive time
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Drillstring washouts occur when a leak path develops through the drillstring, leading to the loss of pressure integrity. These events often lead to significant non-productive time across the industry, with many operators experiencing multiple events per year across their global operations. Data driven techniques were applied to detect washouts and prevent them developing into twist-offs. Statistical techniques, rules-based logic and machine learning approaches were assessed against various operations where washouts had occurred. The results showed that data driven techniques can provide effective solutions for detecting the onset and development of drillstring washouts.
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