Wild Well to Present at Middle East Drilling Technology Conference in Abu Dhabi
Wild Well will be presenting a technical paper at the 2016 SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, January 26-28.
Presented during the “Sustainable HSE Culture” session that occurs on Tuesday, January 26, the paper will examine how modern engineering tools used by Wild Well can improve the planning and design process, saving customers time and money.
The Wild Well Advanced Engineering group uses computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis to render accurate 3D modeling that produces a glimpse into the future, allowing customers to “see” the impact of a piece of equipment or fluid dispersion before it occurs.
Wild Well Engineer John Eddie, a lead author on the presentation, explains, “The modern approach can have positive effects on both equipment and performance and on the environmental impact of shipping around the world.”
The paper, titled Equipment Optimization to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Well Delivery, shares as an example a Wild Well project wherein the reduction of weight of a temporary 40-ft, 64,000-lb steel building results in a 24%, or 12,100 lb, difference.
In addition, the reduction in weight required no need to “de-rate” the loading or the industry code acceptance criterion.
In another project, Eddie and his group share the results of a successful attempt to reduce the weight of a pressurized vessel by an overall 14%.
Because multiple pieces of equipment will be transported to a single rigsite, reducing the weight leads to a direct savings in shipping costs for a single operation.