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DEMO2000-Prosj.ret tekn.utv. petro.virk


Alternative title: AutoViskositet

Awarded: NOK 12.8 mill.

The objective of the project is to facilitate automation with integration of new instrument technology for measuring of the drilling fluid properties/viscosity and a predictive model (mathematical model), which is developed in the project, and Drilling Fluid Control System. The integration will be tested and demonstrated. This integration facilitates the automation and adjustment of drilling fluids properties, which will reduce delays during the production and reduce the discrepancies in drilling fluid produced. It is also a goal to study the response of the additives of various chemicals and water to become a commercial drilling fluid. Map out the data quality for the new instrument technology in laboratories and rig offshore, as well as develop interpretation algorithm for the measurements and calibration algorithm for prediction of drilling fluid properties. This will lead to more effective cleaning of the well, which in turn will streamline the drilling process, and reduce the environmental impacts and costs.

The project has taken important steps towards improved monitoring and control of the offshore drilling fluid process. The steps include the following: Two automatic density and rheology sensors installed and tested offshore New predictive rheology model developed Software integration with data transfer from offshore to cloud to shore implemented and tested Onshore laboratory experiments at Equinor's fluid lab performed Full-scale tests at Mongstad done

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DEMO2000-Prosj.ret tekn.utv. petro.virk