Sell Your Projects | My Account | Careers | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Call: +91 9573777164

Suppressing Pressure Oscillations in Offshore Drilling: Control Design and Experimental Results

1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.87 (15 Votes)

PROJECT TITLE :

Suppressing Pressure Oscillations in Offshore Drilling: Control Design and Experimental Results

ABSTRACT:

As oil exploration and development costs rise, the oil industry increases its efforts to improve oil recovery (IOR) from existing fields. IOR is achieved mainly by drilling more wells, but drilling in partially depleted reservoirs is challenging due to narrow pressure margins. Offshore drilling in harsh environments, such as the North Sea, presents additional challenges, since the heaving motion from a floating rig induces large surge and swab pressures in the well. This brief suggests a remedy for this problem using automatic control of well pressure. Taking advantage of an experimental lab facility recently completed at NTNU, a model of the drilling system is developed using subspace identification methods. The model serves as a basis for state estimation and controller design using model predictive control. Applying the controller to the lab facility, pressure oscillations are suppressed by 70%–90% compared with the open-loop case, depending on the period of the heave motion.


Did you like this research project?

To get this research project Guidelines, Training and Code... Click Here


Suppressing Pressure Oscillations in Offshore Drilling: Control Design and Experimental Results - 4.9 out of 5 based on 15 votes

Project EnquiryLatest Ready Available Academic Live Projects in affordable prices

Included complete project review wise documentation with project explanation videos and Much More...