Transocean Reveals Its Drilling-Changing Ideas
The biggest drilling company appears interested in becoming the most innovative. It is testing inventions ranging from a blowout preventer that is not hydraulically powered to power systems designed like a hybrid car.
Managed-Pressure-Drilling Equipment Augments Deepwater Well Control
This paper describes how a technique known as applied-surface-backpressure managed-pressure drilling (ASBP-MPD) can alleviate the limitations of conventional deepwater well control.
Developing an Influx-Management Envelope for a Deepwater MPD Operation
The influx-management-envelope (IME) concept is an advanced, innovative way to assess influx conditions in managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) operations, offering an improved tool for the decision-making process.
Next-Generation Kick Detection During Connections
An influx-detection-at-pumps-stop (IDAPS) software was developed to provide early warning of abnormal flowback conditions during connections.
Advancing Deepwater Kick Detection
This paper describes experiences, challenges, and approaches to solving the problems related to creating an advanced early kick-detection system suitable for floating mobile offshore drilling units.
Smart Kick Detection—First Step on the Well-Control-Automation Journey
On the basis of safety performance results achieved through automation downstream, an operator set out to achieve the same advances in its upstream business.
Flow Sensor Technology Seeks to Replace the Coriolis Meter
Australian technology developer MezurX is touting its newly introduced flow, density, and mud monitoring system as a significantly better alternative to the widely used Coriolis meter.
Detection of Kicks With Networked Drillstring and Along-String Pressure Evaluation
This paper describes efficient detection of well-control events, in both underbalanced and overbalanced conditions.
Combining Pressurized-Mud-Cap-Drilling and Early-Kick-Detection Techniques
Pressurized-mud-cap drilling (PMCD) and early kick detection (EKD) are two unconventional drilling techniques that have been used widely individually, mostly in relation to closed and pressurizable systems and to managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) applications.
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27 March 2020