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Mechanical Integrity

Track stress and fatigue along downhole tools and tubular to prevent failure

Fatigue Damage

Estimate the remaining life of equipment due to dog legs and buckling

Effect of Operations

Estimate the effect of any type of rotating operations on fatigue

Description

Most drill string failures are due to fatigue, resulting from repeated cyclic bending loads and stresses in tensile or buckled drill pipes.
Fatigue prediction is usually based on S-N curves, a failure criterion and a damage accumulation rule, initially requiring a calculation of the drill pipe stress caused by bending when rotated in a dog leg. This bending stress calculation is the key point of the cumulative fatigue damage model.
The cumulative fatigue damage model as defined in API RP7G (ISO 10407) has been implemented in an advanced torque and drag model, which enables to track any given point of the drill pipe while drilling, such as the transition zone, the tool joints and the drill pipe body. This technique enables to fully track variation of stresses at a given point in the drill pipe.

Benefits of Drill String Fatigue

  • Cumulative Fatigue Damage Calculation

    Determine the stresses & fatigue at any point of a given equipment (motor, MWD, DC, DP) while drilling, reaming or rotating

  • Stress Distribution

    Determine the stress distribution along any drill string and equipment

  • S-N curves

    Use your own or state of the art published S-N curves.