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PlugPRO - Cement Plug PlacementPlugPRO - Cement Plug Placement Model

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Resources
  • Specification

Setting a cement plug on the target zone either creates a solid seal to stop fluid movement or provides a kick-off point for sidetrack drilling operations. The process involves pumping cement slurry down the work string into the targeted zone, removing the work string from the cement column and allowing the cement slurry to harden in the wellbore. The volume of spacers pumped ahead and behind cement and the volume of displacement is critical to the quality of the cement plug. The traditional method is to pump all the fluids until each fluid level is equal to that inside the string. The limitation to this method is that the fluid could be contaminated once the string is pulled out of the hole due to variable fluid densities as well as wellbore and work string sizes.

Pegasus Vertex, Inc. has developed PlugPRO, software that models the displacement hydraulics of fluids and simulates fluids contamination during pipe pull out of hole. PlugPRO aids in optimizing the pumping schedule to minimize contamination within the cement slurry and spacer once the work string is pulled out of hole, ultimately, enhancing wellbore integrity.

PlugPRO - Cement Plug Placement Model
  • Optimize fluid volume to balance slurry and spacer levels
  • Under-displacement volume calculation
  • Customized pumping schedule
  • Fluid contamination after pulling pipe out of the hole (POOH)
  • ECDs and pressure
  • Hydraulics calculation
  • Circulating temperature simulation
  • Displacement and POOH animation
  • Hook load during displacement
  • Microsoft Word® report
  • 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