Machine Learning Aids Early Detection of Stuck Pipe in Extended-Reach Wells
The paper describes the experience of using a machine-learning model prepared by the ensemble method to prevent stuck-pipe events during well construction in extended-reach wells.
The objective of this paper is to describe the experience of using a machine-learning model prepared by the ensemble method to prevent stuck-pipe events during construction of extended-reach wells. The tasks performed include collecting, analyzing, and cleaning historical data; selecting and preparing a machine-learning model; and testing it on real-time data by means of a desktop application. The idea is to display the solution at the rig floor, allowing the driller to take actions quickly for prevention of stuck-pipe events.
Packoff is the blockage of the annular space with drilled cuttings or parts of rocks fallen from wellbore walls. In a packoff situation, circulation is severely limited or impossible.