Determine the cumulative effects of the lithology and of any type of BHA (Steerable Motor, RSS, Rotary…) on the wellbore tortuosity to mitigate them.
BHA trajectory prediction software description
The BHA trajectory prediction module allows directional drilling calculation and it’s complementary to the equilibrium curvature approach. It assesses the wellpath from a drill ahead mode with varying local conditions. It is easy to determine the local doglegs generated by:
- Interbedded & anisotropic formations
- WOB fluctuations
- Overgauge/caving effects
- Side tracks
The Trajectory Prediction module uses all available information such as geology, hole conditions (formation dip & strike, UCS) and planned logs of operating parameters to simulate borehole tortuosity and spiraling or potential inabilities in achieving desired directional objectives.
Coupled with a BHA Post-Analysis of an offset well, the Trajectory Prediction module provides a better understanding of the downhole borehole conditions and decreases the uncertainty of the simulations results.