Improved Kick and Loss Detection and Attenuation in Managed Pressure Drilling by Utilizing Wired Drill Pipe
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Original versionIFAC-PapersOnLine. 2018, 51 (8), 44-49. 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.06.353
A model based method for kick and loss detection and attenuation in Managed Pressure Drilling is presented. The drilling system is modeled as a distributed parameter system combined with a reservoir flow equation containing reservoir pressure and the so-called productivity index as uncertain parameters. A swapping-based design for state and parameter estimation utilizing bottom-hole pressure measurements available via wired drill pipe is combined with a closed loop controller for kick and loss attenuation. The performance of the proposed method is compared to earlier results on kick attenuation in a simulation, showing significant improvement.