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Casing centralization is one of the key elements to ensure the quality of a cementing job. It does so by preventing mud channeling and poor zonal isolation. While centralizers are used extensively, well problems continue to arise due to poor cementing jobs. The challenge that both operators and service companies face is to choose the right type of centralizers and place the correct amount of them in the optimum position on the casing to achieve a good standoff profile.

PVI's CentraDesign optimizes the centralizer placement, predicts casing standoff and torque and drag for ERD or deviated wellbores. It determines the number and placement of centralizers using one of the four modes: "specify spacing", "specify location", "specify standoff" and "optimum" for bow-spring, rigid, semi-rigid, and mold-on centralizers.

With extensive knowledge in engineering mechanics as well as extensive collaboration with centralizer vendors, PVI provides both service companies and operators with the most sophisticated yet easy-to-use solutions to ensure the quality of a cementing job.

  • Survey import from Excel®, text or PDF® file
  • Bow spring or rigid centralizers
  • Pipe and centralizer database
  • Standoff profile prediction
  • Centralizers placement recommendation
  • Sensitivity analysis on spacing
  • Tripping animation
  • Casing floatation
  • Torque and drag calculation
  • Running force change with hole ID
  • Centralizer washout sensitivity analysis
  • Microsoft Word® and Excel® reports
  • US oil field, SI and customized units
  • Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian
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  • White Paper
  • Version Highlights
  • Mobile Apps

    Version 7

  • "Specify location" option for centralizer placement
  • Sensitivity study for washout section
  • Added friction factor reduction in torque and drag calculation
  • Added rotational friction factor for torque and drag
  • Enhanced the Microsoft Excel® report
  • Standoff calculation result can be saved to the input file

    Version 6

  • Running force change with hole ID for the bow spring centralizer
  • Line thickness 4 options for graph
  • Maximum tortuosity for the survey
  • Fixed the count problem for pipe summary report
  • Fixed the overflow problem for "Standoff Simulation" window when have very small open hole section

    Version 5

  • Improved file association
  • Running force
  • Connection at the center/midstand
  • Considered connection for Space Sensitivity Analysis
  • Modifies calculation on total number of centralizer
  • Modifies spacing calculation
  • Up to 5,000 survey data input
  • Improved Microsoft Excel® and Word® report
  • Up to 100 rows of the wellbore interval
  • Modifies 2D standoff profile
  • Minimum air section length

    Version 4

  • Import input data file from TADPRO version 6
  • Up to 6 fluids for pipe and annulus
  • Considered tool joint for standoff calculation
  • Adjust drag calculation for bowstring
  • Improved 3D graphic & parameter
  • Option to display standoff at centralizer or mid-span
  • Added file association
  • Modifies the unit for tool joint length to inch
  • Running force and restoring force for cased hole and open hole
  • Modifies calculation on effective mud weight (md < 0)
  • 2D graph for side force after cementing
  • Modifies calculation for axial force when rotation speed and running speed are 0
  • Improved format in Microsoft Excel® report
  • "Excel Report" button in the output window
  • Changed inclination angle in survey from 150 degree to 180 degree
  • Modifies axial force calculation when considering with centralizer
  • Report compatible with Microsoft Word® 2010
  • Bow spring or rigid centralizers
  • Pipe and centralizer database
  • Predicts standoff profile
  • Recommends placement of centralizers
  • Tripping animation
  • Microsoft Word® report
  • US oil field, SI and customized units
  • Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian
  • Click here to download CentraDesign mobile app in google play store Click here to download CentraDesign mobile app in Apple store

    CentraDesign Lite is a casing centralization app for both Android and iOS devices. This application is a condensed version of CentraDesign, our centralizer placement software. CentraDesign Lite includes bow spring and rigid centralizers and provides centralizer and casing databases. This app calculates one span of casing standoff and clearance using any combination of hole, pipe size and inclination angle. It also takes buoyancy and side force effect into consideration. The output results include standoff and clearance at centralizer and mid span. Users are also able to view the casing deflection in 2D and 3D view.


  • Operating Systems

    • Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows® 7, Windows® 8/8.1, Windows® 10
  • Microsoft Office®

    • 2007 or later
  • Processor

    • Dual core processor, 1 GHz or faster
  • Memory

    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • Disk Space

    • 200 MB of free disk space for installation
  • Display

    • 1,280 x 768 display resolution with true color or higher with small font
  • Installation Options

    • Setup file can be accessed from a download link or installation CD provided by PVI