A) Guidelines and Concepts for Real-Time Models:
This project will through experiment and analysis with advanced mathematical and numerical methods generate a better understanding of the processes and mechanisms related to fluid transport in the well. Such understanding may be used to build better simple real-time models with longer predictive capabilities, and will also help in building relevant and reliable models for calibration and tuning purposes.
To provide realistic RT models for this purpose, we need to obtain a better understanding of the transport processes that take place during a drilling operation. Advanced modeling, e.g. CFD, will aid the understanding of important physical phenomena, understanding that will enable the subsequent development of RT models that include more of the relevant physics than is the case today.
Guidelines and concepts for real-time models shall subsequently consist of a description of how such models are applied in automation in the drilling industry.
B) Guidelines and Concepts for CFD modelling:
The range of problems listed in this project involve the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in a wide range of applications, and cover a large variety of physical challenges. The solution strategy, concept, and models will therefore change with the topic. The AdWell CFD research shall support the ultimate objective of improving current real-time well bore drilling models.