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Optimisation of Geothermal Drilling Operation with Machine Learning

Objective

Geothermal drilling industry faces various challenges such as poor overall drilling confidence and performance, and lack of bottom hole awareness resulting in NPT, tripping time etc. OPTIDRILL concept was born to address and solve problems in drilling for geothermal resources that increases uncertainty and well construction costs. OPTIDRILL ´s innovative drilling advisory system is based on a combination of enhanced monitoring systems, multiple data-driven ML modules, each being responsible for either analysis, prediction, or optimization of one aspect of drilling or completion process.
OPTIDRILL consortium, brings together highly experienced drillers, drilling project managers, engineers and operators, each having a different, yet complementary set of expertise in differing geological conditions, operating parameters and production end-goals. They will be providing data from various wells around the world.
An enhanced monitoring system will be developed based on real time MWD systems as well as acoustic and vibration sensors. The automated machine learning analysis method will predict drilling parameters, using a real-time monitoring and optimization tool, as a unified system combining existing data and the newly developed methods, and finally, a coupled drilling optimization models to reduce overall geothermal drilling and production cost.
The goal is to advise and support drilling operators in making informed decisions through real-time data, reducing many of uncertainties associated with drilling, which in term leads to less NPT, as the drilling can be more readily optimised to maintain good ROP, borehole control and address possible drilling issues, before they could impact operation. The OPTIDRILL Advisory System is NOT an attempt to just fully automate drill rig operations, but rather to enhance and digitize decision making and reporting, instrument and optimize the drilling process, and share and transfer this learning across subsequent future application.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA-LS - Research and Innovation action Lump Sum

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 089 812,50

Participants (10)

GEOLORN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 900
Address
20 Barnton Street
FK8 1NE Stirling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOTHERMAL ENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 750
Address
Bickland Water Road
SW1V 3EL Falmouth Cornwall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 845
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
BESTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 611,25
Address
Bismarckstrasse 19
76870 Kandel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 897 405
Address
First Floor, Unit 4, Rutherford House, Manchester Science Park, Pencroft Way
M15 6JJ Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RADIAL DRILLING EUROPE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 500
Address
Westhaven 34
2801 PK Gouda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRECISION VARIONIC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 620 998,75
Address
Sensor House - Langley Road Hillmead
SN5 5WB Swindon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 147 348,75
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Well Guidance B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 85 131,25
Address
Braken 15
1713 GC Obdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORKUVEITA REYKJAVIKUR SF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Baejarhals 1
110 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)