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Quantico introduces new drilling optimization solution

27 November 2017 , 00:02Neftegaz.RU256

Quantico Energy Solutions announced the release of QOpt, a drilling optimization solution that maximizes rate of penetration (ROP) and reduces the overall cost to drill a well.

This artificial intelligence (AI) technology identifies the optimal drilling parameters by simultaneously incorporating actual formation properties and analyzing offset drilling data--all in real time.

QOpt generates real-time unconfined compressive strength (RT-UCS) by processing the data already collected during the drilling process.

By comparing trends in RT-UCS and mechanical specific energy (MSE), the software is able to distinguish between changes in formation properties versus energy misapplication leading to drilling dysfunction.

With the optimal drilling parameters plus real-time formation tops, the driller is able to stay in, or return to, the efficient drilling window.

The formation properties can be delivered at the bit or ahead of the bit to give drilling engineers the necessary lead time to make proper decisions.

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