Rate of Penetration (ROP) modelling can provide a quantitative tool to reduce drilling costs by means of bit selection and determining the optimal combination of mechanical and hydraulic operating parameters. This paper examines the nature of logging data and describes the relationships between ROP and its related variables. An approach for improving ROP modelling using field data is proposed. As a result, a number of emperical ROP models have been developed using routinely available mud and wireline logging data. The validity and robustness of the new approach are demonstrated by applying it to the logging data from three Poly-crystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit runs in the North Sea area.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|Event||SPE - Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Duration: 20 Mar 1995 → 22 Mar 1995
|Conference||SPE - Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference|
|Period||20/03/95 → 22/03/95|