Knowledge Systems Inc. (KSI) recently announced sales to three major oil companies. KSI is to supply its Drillworks/Predict (D/P) geopressure analysis tool to Shell for integration into the global Shell Software Suite. D/P geopressure analysis can be performed before or during drilling and is used to predict geopressures and improve drilling operations. The deal includes ongoing training for Shell’s drilling engineers.
In a separate deal, Statoil reported take-up of KSI’s software. Statoil drilling engineer Jan Skagen said, “KSI’s GeoStress technology will be used to compute rock strength and stress conditions, perform wellbore stability analysis, and to fine-tune mud weights and casing depths.” Reporting on its use of KSI tools in the past, Pemex engineer Jorge Mancilla said, “Pemex uses state-of-the art technology for well planning and has been a Drillworks client for three years. We use the software to estimate pore pressures and fractures gradients from seismics.”
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