Production Drilling Parametric Analysis

Status: Beta

Principal Author: Stuart Tierney

Tierney, SR (2019) mXrap software app, Production Drilling Parametric Analysis. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia.

This app builds a database of drilling parameters from production rigs and provides a number of analysis options. Parameters include penetration rate, percussion pressure, rotation pressure, flush pressure, feed pressure and damper pressure.

The database is built by merging individual log files (.xml and .txt). The database analysis includes plotting of the production holes in 3D and histograms of each drilling parameter. There are also grid based analysis tools to assess the average 3D distribution of each parameter. At this stage the app has only been implemented at one site but there is potential to roll out to more sites if data is available.