Offshore Europe: Pulse releases latest DrillASSURE software

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Pulse Structural Monitoring will release three new software modules for its DrillASSURE package at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, UK, Sept. 6-8.

Developed in conjunction with 2H Offshore, the interfaces are designed to help operators and contractors optimize the usage of their drill joint inventory, identify optimum operating windows and drill within safe parameters by constantly analyzing conditions in real time.

DrillJOINT is a complete inventory detailing the location, availability, technical specification, previous usage and maintenance history of the owner's drill joints. Using this software, an operator or contractor can source riser joints and assemble a robust drilling stack on screen prior to drilling, saving time and ensuring optimum safety and efficiency throughout the campaign.

DrillWINDOW offers pre-drilling analysis of static and dynamic operating windows and hang-off envelopes. The user inputs known environmental data, such as wave height, current velocity and mud density, then the software evaluates these against approved safety margins to calculate the fatigue life of the drill stack.

DrillADVISE calculates parameters such as vessel position, flex joint angles and environmental conditions, then presents easily interpretable data in real time to guide the user on proceeding safely and efficiently. Feedback is presented in a simple traffic-light format - green shows all parameters are within thresholds, amber indicates caution or corrective action are required, while red is an instruction to disconnect immediately.

08/29/2011



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