Drilling and Well Control

DrillSIM Downhole Model

The DrillSIM downhole model allows operators to develop and run drilling and well control exercises while providing a graphical 3D representation of what is happening downhole. This allows trainees to see and clearly understand the consequences of their actions or equally their in-actions throughout various drilling operations.

Key Capabilities

  • Water and oil-based muds
  • Bubble point and gas flashout
  • Multiple kicks and kick influx density
  • Gas expansion and migration
  • Reservoir drawdown and stabilisation
  • Bullheading
  • Underground blowout
  • Dynamic pressures during well control
  • Formation fluid type and permeability
  • Loss zone and leak off testing
  • Bottom hole effects – equivalent circulating density (ECD), surge and swab
  • Wellbore ballooning and breathing
  • Horizontal and deviated wells
  • Hole cleaning, turbulent, laminar flow
  • Drilling on junk, pipe twist-off, stuck pipe
  • Sloughing, differential sticking, key seating, pack-off
  • Rock strength and abrasiveness
  • Bit washout, bit plugging, bit balling
  • Drill string washout
  • Fluid flow and pressure loss
  • Lost circulation
  • Hydrate problems on choke and kill lines