This presentation will examine how real-time force monitoring keeps operations on path by decreasing operational failures (such as stuck or parted pipe), reducing non-productive time (NPT), and increasing drillout efficiency (hour/plug).
Utilizing interactive tubing force analysis (TFA) models with real-time data overlays provides coiled tubing operators with the data needed to reduce stuck pipe events, increase drillout efficiencies, and decrease mechanical failures (both on the surface and downhole). The key to optimizing efficiencies is maintaining consistent data that can be analyzed with the TFA. One current challenge is that analyzed data can only affect future operations if engineering controls are executed in the field. By using the interactive TFA and real-time operational data synchronously, users can positively affect their current and future operations by using data-driven decisions instead of predetermined processes.
By implementing a cloud-based application in conjunction with software that acquires and stores field data, users can recognize real-time divergence from the modeled parameters. This is a key indicator for potential failures. The application allows for on-the-fly procedural corrections (such as stop and circulate) to alleviate operational risk for stuck pipe instances. In one case, the application indicated forewarned risk while running in hole and this saved the service company and E&P operator more than 48 hours in non-productive time.