Leidar Influx Loss Detection (ILD) module is a kick detection algorithm, able to detect symptoms of downhole incidents before they evolve into a well control event. It has been tested against the Straume® hydraulic simulator, in real-life and accounts for transient drill operations (connections, pressure set-point changes, surge & swab effects) to avoid false alarms.
• Enable earlier detection of influx/loss
• Avoid false alarms
• Single-most cost-effective measure to reduce Non-Productive Time (NPT) caused by kick/loss-incidents
Straume® is a highly configurable high-end multiphase well simulator with full pressure and flow dynamics, rigorous fluid definitions - including multi-fluids, capable of simulating most MPD/UBD/DGD operations and contingency scenarios. The simulator is suitable for testing of control systems and training of MPD/UBD/DGD personnel in a controlled environment.
With fully integrated multiphase physics, Straume enables the driller to train on complex MPD/UBD/DGD operations, introducing various contingency scenarios, into a controlled environment. Under training, the driller can execute drillers operations and in-depth analyze the consequence of operations. Moreover, training on well incidents such as kick/loss educates the driller to take actions in case of a real incidence.
The Leidar pressure controller is built on the latest technology in advanced adaptive control, typically used in autonomous aircrafts for extreme performance and robustness.
The Leidar pressure controller allows the driller to choose one of four control modes:
• Choke pressure (single/dual)
• Downhole pressure (requires Leidar® hydraulic model)
• Standpipe pressure
• Choke flow