Bournemouth University (BU) (Managed by The Centre for Digital Entertainment) / Drilling Systems Ltd.
The goal of this project is to develop an enhanced computer simulation model for the high pressure interactions of multiphase fluid (mud, cuttings, gas, oil, water) arising from oil well drilling, to compliment the model currently used by Drilling Systems Ltd.
The simulation will:
Due to the changing pressure in formation fluid caused by drilling, trapped gas may be released into the well or up the drill string. The sudden release of gas may result in “kick flow” events which need to be managed by the drill operator during the training exercise. Accurate and responsive simulation of this phenomenon is the aim of this project.
A successful applicant must have a strong (Masters or BSc) background in mathematics, physics and programming. Some experience in fluid dynamics and/or parallel programming is desirable.
This project may be carried out in collaboration with other international research institutions.
The successful candidate will be enrolled as BU Engineering Doctorate (EngD) post graduate researcher; and embedded as a research engineer with Drilling Systems Ltd. The post has a tax free bursary of up to £20k pa. The EngD is a four year fully funded programme; managed by the Centre for Digital Entertainment.
Department of Computer Science, University of Bath
12 month, project-led taught postgraduate Masters degree.
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Zoe Leonard, 2 Aug 2017
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