Drilling Simulator for iPad – Introductory level

This App provides a graphical very useful tool for training of roughnecks, derrickmen, drillers and students in basics drilling concepts and in the kick detection based on the behavior of the parameters during the drilling an oil well and of the behavior of kick in the well after the shut-in the well.

We are awaiting for approval by Apple.



1) Panel with the following parameters: pump pressure, mud pump speed, strokes totalizer, flow rate, mud weight, bit depth, rotary speed, hookload and weight on the bit;
2) Instruments with pointers to the parameters: pump pressure, hookload, weight on the bit and rotary torque;
3) Geolograph with parameters: drillpipe pressure, choke pressure, active volume, hookload, weight on the bit, length drilled, flow in, flow out, percent of flow, rotary torque, rotary speed and drilling rate.
4) Panel with alarms: pump failure, vol high, flow high, bop failure, bop status and choke status;
5) Toolbar with buttons: Well Config, Circulation Options, Set Alarms, Graph Limits, X-times faster, Pause/Continue, Restart, Send by email, about;
6) set drillstring with drillpipe, heavy-weight and drillcollar;
7) Select floating rig or land rig;
8) Select unit systems: International, field1 (imperial) and field2 (mix);
9) set fluid parameters: mud weight, plastic viscosity, yield point and initial gel;
10) Select rheological models: Power or Bingham;
11) Set gradients: fracture and temperature;
12) Set jet nozzles or fixed TFA;
13) Set choke parameters and BOP test pressure;
14) Set Surface circulation volume;
15) Set surface circulation equipments (mud pump and lines);
16) Set four formations to drilling (height, pore gradient, fluid density and sof/hard);
17) Save configuration to data files;
18) Select circulation options: drillpipe -> Riser, Kill -> Riser, Close/Open (Hard shut-in) the well;
19) Set alarms: pit gain, flow rate out, max pump pressure and max pump power;
20) Register the kill line losses and pump pressure at the kill speed;
21) show the well with drillstring and the drillbit on rotating;
22) Show schematic of well with drillstring, kick and neutral point (%);
23) Adjust pump speed, weight on the bit and rotary speed to drilling until kick detection;
24) Shut-in the well using hard method;
25) Register shut-in drillpipe pressure (SIDPP) and choke pressure (SICP) and gain volume;
26) behavior of the kick: keeping the well closed and keeping the well opened;
27) Simulations: Underground Blowout at casing shoe and blowout with failure of bop;
28) Capacities and Volumes calculations;
29) Hydrostatic and critical pressures calculations;
30) Hydraulics calculations;

Note: This Drilling Simulator NOT allows to control the well after the kick detection and shut-in. The simulation ends after the simulations of underground blowout and blowout to surface.





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