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CTEMP - Circulation Temperature Logo Small CTEMP - Circulation Temperature Model

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As the search for petroleum resources become more extreme in terms of depth, pressure, and temperature (HPHT drilling), wellbore circulating temperature prediction becomes a very crucial process. It has implications for flow assurance (wax, hydrates, and viscosity), stress analysis, drilling tool temperature tolerance, completion fluid density, cementing, and other variables. Predicting circulating temperature in deep-water wells is further complicated by the presence of risers and choke/kill/boost lines.

Pegasus Vertex, Inc. is leading the way with CTEMP, software that predicts wellbore circulating temperature for drilling/circulating operations. CTEMP addresses the transient heat transfer between wellbore and sea water/rock formation. Its interactive on-screen graphic results provide operation guidelines for expensive HPHT drilling operations.

  • Transient heat transfer model
  • Land and offshore wells
  • 15 flow paths
  • Directional well with survey data
  • 10 formations layers
  • Multiple cased, open holes and pipes
  • Pumping schedule
  • 5 cased holes, 10 open holes, 20 pipe sizes and 3 inner strings
  • Bingham Plastic, Power Law, and Herschel Buckley rheology models
  • Temperature profiles
  • Cooling effects of the tank
  • Influence of wind speed and sea current
  • Wellbore schematic with color visualization
  • Microsoft Word® report
  • US oil field, SI and customized units
  • Operating Systems

    • Microsoft Windows® 10 or above
  • Microsoft Office®

    • 2016 or above
  • Processor

    • Dual core processor, 1.4 GHz or higher. Not compatible with ARM processor
  • Memory

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Disk Space

    • 200 MB of free disk space for installation
  • Display

    • 1,280 x 768 display resolution
  • Installation Options

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