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Hydraulics modelling for drilling automation

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 HYDRA project word cloud

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Project "HYDRA" data sheet

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Organization address
address: GROENE LOPER 3
postcode: 5612 AE

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 773˙624 €
 EC max contribution 773˙624 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-EID
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2020-02-29


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 Project objective

Societal uses for the drilling of deep wells are abundant and have enormous impact on global economies; examples include the exploration of minerals, geothermal energy, oil and gas. The future sustainable harvesting of these resources requires the exploitation of difficult-to-access, unconventional reserves and is threatened by concerns on the environmental safety and high cost of drilling operations. To overcome these threats, there are strong needs for advanced tools for virtual drilling scenario testing and drilling automation and for multidisciplinary employees with adequate technical and transferable skills.

The HYDRA EID research and training program addresses both needs by founding an intersectoral doctoral school. The consortium represents top-level expertise in all scientific and engineering disciplines needed to take on the main challenges of HYDRA: multiphase flow dynamics, model reduction, control and mathematics. Moreover, the consortium houses expertise ranging from academic research & training (TU/e, MINES) and industrial R&D (Kelda) to industrial practice and training (MH Wirth, Well Academy), therewith offering a broad spectrum of training.

The scientific objective of HYDRA is to develop a framework for multi-phase hydraulic modeling and model complexity reduction for drilling operations, delivered in software directly usable in industry. The resulting models uniquely combine high predictive capacity and low complexity enabling their usage in both virtual drilling scenario testing and drilling automation. The main training objective is to launch 3 doctoral students into future leading scientific positions with an intersectoral network to support them throughout their careers.

The envisioned results form the necessary basis for revolutionary advances in the (environmental) safety and cost-effectiveness of resource exploration in Europe and beyond and will provide the human capital base for sustaining such efforts beyond this program’s lifetime.


List of deliverables.
Completed training programs on Core Skill Area 1 Other 2019-05-30 12:58:35
Matlab code implementing the multi-phase flow model Other 2019-05-30 12:58:28
Personal career development plan ESRs Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:58:38
Definition case study on standard (non-complex) influx/loss scenarios Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:58:27
Definition case study on normal drilling operations without influx/loss Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:58:30
Definition case study on complex influx/loss scenarios Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:58:36
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-30 12:58:35
Multi-phase flow model description Documents, reports 2019-05-30 12:58:27
Recruitment ESRs completed Other 2019-05-30 12:58:35

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of HYDRA deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Christian Berg, Geir Arne Evjen, Naveen Velmurugan, Martin Culen
The Influx Management Envelope Considering Real Fluid Behaviour Drilling Controls
published pages: , ISSN: 1064-6671, DOI:
SPE Drilling and Completion 10.2118/198916-PA 2020-03-31
2019 M.H. Abbasi, S. Naderi Lordejani, C. Berg, L. Iapichino, W.H.A. Schilders and N. van de Wouw
A Well-Balanced Godunov-Type Scheme for the Isothermal EulerEquations and the Drift Flux Model with Laminar Friction and Gravitation
published pages: , ISSN: 0021-9991, DOI:
Journal of Computational Physics Submitted 2020-03-05
2020 Naderi, S., Besselink, B., CHaillet, A., van de Wouw, N.
Model order reduction for linear time delay systems: a delay-dependent approach based on energy functionals
published pages: , ISSN: 0005-1098, DOI:
Automatica Volume 112 2020-03-05
2019 Mohammad Abbasi, Sajad Naderilordejani, Naveen Velmurugan, Christian Berg, Laura Iapichino, Wil Schilders, Nathan van de Wouw
A Godunov-type scheme for the drift flux model with variable cross section
published pages: , ISSN: 0920-4105, DOI:
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering Volume 179 2020-03-05
2020 M.H. Abbasi, L. Iapichino, B. Besselink, W.H.A. Schilders and N. van de Wouw
Error estimation in reduced basis method for systems with time-varyingand nonlinear boundary conditions
published pages: , ISSN: 0045-7825, DOI:
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Vol. 360, number 112688 2020-03-05
2020 S. Naderi Lordejani, M. H. Abbasi, N. Velmurugan, C. Berg, J. A. Stakvik, B. Besselink, L. Iapichino, F. Di Meglio, W.H.A. Schilders, N. van de Wouw
Modelling and numerical implementation of managed pressure drilling systems for the assessmentof pressure control systems
published pages: SPE-201108-PA, ISSN: 1930-0204, DOI:
SPE Drilling and Completion 2020-03-05
2019 Naderi, S., Besselink, B., van de Wouw, N.
An Extended Model Order Reduction Technique for Linear Delay Systems
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
in the Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Decision and Control 2020-03-05
2018 S. Naderi Lordejani, B. Besselink, M.H. Abbasi, G.-O. Kaasa, W. H. A. Schilders, N. van de Wouw
Model Order Reduction for Managed Pressure Drilling Systems based on a Model with LocalNonlinearities
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production (IFAC OOGP 2018) Accepted 2019-07-08

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