Gravel Pack Solution

The Client

Industry: Oil & Gas

The client is an independent sand control consultancy, focused on maximizing reliability through accurate and impartial engineering. It was founded on the desire to simplify and strengthen conventional Oilfield methodology by encouraging a fresh engineering perspective comprising forward planning, retrospective analysis and continuous improvement.

The Challenges

The main purpose of the system was to provide oil companies, a capability to simulate, evaluate, optimize and design their own gravel packs under complex scenarios with ease. In addition to provide simulation capability, below are some of the critical challenges that needed to be addressed by the new solution.

  • Design the most complex treatments with the fully integrated modelling of latest technology
  • Designing an engineering software that keeps everything in memory until final save
  • Performance optimization while evaluating large set of data
  • Online-offline support: software to be used at well-sites and on rigs where there may not be an internet connection
  • 2D and 3D simulation diagram for each input/feature
  • Detailed understanding of different oil-field terminology and entire gravel pack process
TatvaSoft's Offerings

TatvaSoft developed a professional desktop software program for use in the design, evaluation and calibration of well-site treatments. Broadly it comprises 3 main modules:

  • Simulate module:This involves the use of well, reservoir and other general data and engineering principles to model, predict and optimize outcome of the treatment prior to its execution. Features included in this module are:
    • Well analysis which includes deviation survey, location type, temperature profile, treatment type and pipe string component management
    • Completion screen with lower completion tab, Running string and shunt tube tab
    • Fluid screen: Manage fluid information
    • Gravel Screen: Manage gravel information
    • Pumping screen shows initial data like tool position, wellbore fluids, pumping direction and pumping schedule
    • Executing Simulation includes data validation, calling engine etc. Update chart/ results and save result data
    • Result screen shows scenario comparison feature (user can compare multiple scenarios), charts showing real time progress of simulation execution and summary of results
  • Evaluate module:This involves analysis of measurements taken during the treatment (pressure, temperature, etc.) to determine the success of the treatment post-execution. Features included in this module are:
    • Data Management import multiple files in different formats
    • Range Management: Manage input range and apply range
    • Features like Pumping screen, results screen, completion screen, Gravel and Fluid screen, Well, Execute evaluation are similar to Simulate module
  • Calibrate feature: it simply overlays the simulation data and the evaluation data on a single plot for direct comparison
  • Unit System: define/modify units, add custom units, switch from different unit system while working on same system to allow the user to see if the simulation matches reality
  • Documentation Help: detailed documentation of whole system, guided inputs
  • Licensing Module: create unique machine key, parse license key in the software & activate/update license
  • Software updates: check for software updates, download latest software versions and update current one
Tools and Technologies
  • Technology: Windows Form (Microsoft .NET Framework), C#
  • Database: Microsoft SQL Server
  • External Tools or Components: DevExpress Controls
Business Benefits

TatvaSoft's end-to-end services that accelerated client's business and created cost-savings. Some of the key benefits realized from this solution are:

  • Simulation of most complex scenarios; advanced data analysis techniques
  • Dynamic gridding for accuracy & performance
  • Streamlined data handling
  • Design optimizations with greater accuracy and fully integrated shunt tube modelling