Drilling Fluid Simulation Software

Suite of proprietary engineering packages to improve drilling efficiencies

One of the areas that has long set M-I SWACO apart is the development of proprietary, purpose-built engineering software. Our VIRTUAL HYDRAULICS hydraulics monitoring and modeling software has been the industry standard for helping mitigate drilling problems.

Our Applied Engineering group continues to take VIRTUAL HYDRAULICS to the next generation to provide even more cost-effective solutions to downhole problems.  For real-time drilling problems, the PRESSPRO RT service delivers in-time solutions: effective ECD management, optimized well planning and tripping/casing schedules, dynamic reconnaissance ahead of the bit, interactive 3-D visualization and accurate downhole profiles for drilling, tripping and casing operations.

Then, there’s our proprietary and unique OPTIBRIDGE software. This tool allows the M-I SWACO drilling-fluids specialist to precisely and quickly select correctly sized bridging agents.

VIRTUAL HYDRAULICS ECD and ESD Management Software

Manage equivalent circulating density (ECD) and equivalent static density (ESD)

PRESSPRO RT Real-Time Downhole Performance Measurement Software

Monitor fluid behavior downhole in real time

OPTIBRIDGE Bridging Agent Selection Software

Determine optimal sizing of bridging material

MUDWARE Engineering Software

Collection of mud and drilling-related engineering programs and technical information provided free to the petroleum industry.


Creates a virtual window into downhole drilling hydraulics and related conditions for critical examination while navigating the well—from surface to TD—using a standard PC and joystick. The software has applications for interpreting large data sets, mitigating drilling problems, and training and facilitating collaboration among multidisciplinary teams.

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