Rapid bit grading application
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Integrated dynamic design and analysis platform
The IDEAS integrated dynamic design and analysis platform provides 4D simulations of the entire drillstring and wellbore geometry to ensure accurate modeling for drilling and milling applications. This dynamic modeling system enables you to see interactions in a virtual environment so you can customize material and design in real time. These features help predict bit and mill performance while eliminating costly trial-and-error field tests, enabling you to achieve the desired results on the first run.
All models are verified and validated extensively using theoretical calculations, commercial finite element packages, in-house drill rig tests, full-scale rig tests, and field tests with MWD or downhole drilling dynamics sensors.
Our rock library comprises field data from many formations, including shale, sandstone, carbonates, evaporates, metamorphic granite, and basalt rock types. Our rock mechanics lab provides scrape and insert indentation tests that enable the IDEAS platform to simulate any bit type, ensuring accurate modeling of bit-to-rock interaction.
We incorporate the simulations by conducting studies using one of three methods:
To account for the wide range of materials worldwide, our metal library comprises the most common casing and tubular materials. In addition to core samples collected from customers’ fields, the scape and insert indentation tests provided by rock mechanics lab enable the IDEAS integrated design platform to simulate any mill type, ensuring accurate modeling of mill-to-metal interaction.
Scrape tests are performed on metal casing samples to replicate the shearing mechanism from milling, and insert indentation tests are done to measure the loads required to penetrate metal at various depths. A 3D image is then produced to develop a realistic model of how the material destroys metal.