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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
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    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
  • Applied Drilling Circulation Systems | PVI Drilling Engineering Books

    Applied Drilling Circulation Systems, 1st Edition - $90

    Hydraulics, Calculations and Models

    Boyun Guo, Gefei Liu, published by Elsevier, March 2011.

    This book provide users with the necessary analytical/numerical models to handle problems associated with the design and optimization of cost-effective drilling circulation systems. It also provides a clear and rigorous exposition of traditional and non-traditional circulation systems and equipment followed by self contained chapters concerning system modelling applications. Theories are illustrated by case studies based on the author’s real life experience. Drilling and production engineers who need to plan operations including pipe-tripping, running-in casing, and cementing will find this book very useful.
    For a limited time, a complimentary 3-month Dr. DE leasing license will be included in any book purchases. Tax, shipping and handling cost will be applied. Contact [email protected] for more information about book purchasing.


    The Drilling Supervisors Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Drilling Fluids | PVI Bookstore

    The Drilling Supervisors Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Drilling Fluids - $125

    Dr. Kenneth L. Bridges, published by Drilbert Engineering, Inc., 2008

    This guide covers virtually every aspect involved in understanding and maintaining drilling fluids. It is intended to give the Drilling Supervisor and the on site Mud Engineer a thorough understanding of drilling mud. The book begins by giving a basic understanding of mud chemistry and polymer chemistry are covered in detail. Calculations for engineering and maintaining the mud are presented in a clear and simple format.The goal of the manual is to enable the rig site supervision to be able to understand and manage the drilling mud programs.Topics include: Functions of Drilling Fluids; Drilling Fluid Properties; Well Bore Stability; Drilling Fluid Components; Drilling Fluid Systems; Solids Control; and more!
    For a limited time, a complimentary 3-month Dr. DE leasing license will be included in any book purchases. Tax, shipping and handling cost will be applied. Contact [email protected] for more information about book purchasing.


    Fundamentals of Drilling Engineering | PVI Bookstore

    Fundamentals of Drilling Engineering - $190

    Robert F. Mitchell and Stefan Z. Miska, published by Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2011

    Fundamentals of Drilling Engineering, an update of the classic Applied Drilling Engineering (Textbook Series Vol. 2), takes a new look at the basics of drilling engineering. Chapters are written by experts from industry and academia and provide numerous example problems to reinforce the concepts presented. This book is essential for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as industry professionals trying to gain detailed knowledge of basic drilling concepts.


    Applied Drilling Engineering | PVI Bookstore

    Applied Drilling Engineering - $80

    A.T. Bourgoyne Jr, K.K. Millheim, M.E. Chenevert and F.S. Young Jr., published by Drilbert Engineering, Inc., 1991

    An industry and academic standard, Applied Drilling Engineering presents engineering science fundamentals as well as examples of engineering applications involving those fundamentals. Two appendices are included, along with numerous examples. Answers are included for every end-of-chapter question.


    Advanced Drilling and Well Technology | PVI Bookstore

    Advanced Drilling and Well Technology - $240

    Bernt Aadnoy, Iain Cooper, Stefan Miska, Robert F. Mitchell, and Michael L. Payne, published by Drilbert Engineering, Inc., 2009

    Advanced Drilling and Well Technology captures the vast developments that have occurred in well technology over the past several decades. The 10 chapters focus on applications related to many of the field-related challenges being faced today, such as deepwater and high-pressure/high-temperature wells, as well as emerging technologies like managed pressure drilling, expandable casing, coiled-tubing drilling, and multilateral wells.

  • 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