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  • Overview
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Whether you are drilling a vertical or extended-reach well, an equivalent circulating density (ECD) that is too low or too high can cause serious drilling problems or compromise your project’s budget. A successful drilling operation relies heavily on achieving an optimal ECD. Accurate modeling and optimized drilling hydraulics is crucial. It allows engineers to plan ahead, thus improving drilling efficiencies, reducing risk, and decreasing non-productive time (NPT).

PVI's HYDPRO is a comprehensive drilling hydraulics model that covers all aspects of hydraulics, including downhole circulating pressures, surge and swab, ECD, bit optimization, hole cleaning, and volumetric displacements. With these features, downhole drilling hydraulic conditions can be fully examined and any potential problems can be identified prior to field execution.

  • Land and offshore wells
  • Bingham plastic, power law and HB models
  • Fixed flow rate analysis
  • Bit hydraulics optimization
  • Surge and swab
  • Hydraulics sensitivity analysis
  • Field data comparison
  • Cuttings concentration
  • Flow pattern visualization
  • Graph customization
  • Graph formatting options
  • Microsoft Word® report
  • US oil field, SI and customized units
  • Multi-language: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese
  • Screenshots
  • Brochures
  • Version Highlights

    Version 5

  • Sensitivity studies on hydraulics
  • Field data comparisons on ECD and stand pipe pressure
  • Mud weight and viscometer reading adjustments
  • Flow rate and RPM effect on surge and swab
  • Annotations for survey plots
  • Up to 300 pipe sections
  • BHA EFA
  • Up to 5 groups and 14 lines on each group for graphs
  • Customizable and enhanced graphs

    Version 4

  • Circulation sub option
  • Eccentricity effect on hydraulics
  • API RP 13D method for rheology calculation from viscometer reading
  • Multi-languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese

    Version 3

  • Land and offshore wells
  • Fixed or variable flow rate analysis
  • Bit hydraulics optimization
  • Surge and swab
  • Bingham plastic, power law and HB models
  • Cuttings concentration
  • Critical flow rate calculation
  • Flow pattern visualization
  • Microsoft Word® report
  • US oil field, SI and customized units
  • 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