A Middle East customer operating onshore wanted to improve operational efficiency by increasing the speed and consistency of the rig’s tripping operations. Baker Hughes proposed the i-Trak™ drilling automation service that incorporated the JewelSuite™ drilling engineering software.
Leveraged digital twins for advanced advisory services
As part of the i-Trak service, Baker Hughes deployed a real-time digital twin that was pre-loaded with earth-model-derived boundary conditions including pore, collapse, and fracture pressures. The software also incorporated the rig equipment’s mechanical constraints in order to be able to automatically deliver the optimum tripping velocity based on the current bit depth. The optimum value was dynamic, adapting to operational states such as pumps-off tripping, pumps-on tripping, or reaming operations. The i-Trak service provided the Baker Hughes engineers with this optimum speed and automatically alerted them if tripping speeds dropped below the optimum via an intuitive user interface.
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