K&M Blog

Bottom Hole Circulating Temp

It is possible for the bottom hole circulating temperature to be higher than bottom hole static temperature? This is contrary to popular belief that circulation cools down the well/BHA. The reason that the circulating temperature is higher is because the pressure drop along the drill string during circulation is dissipated as heat energy to increase […]

Read More

Lower ECD

Did you know that in a high angle well, poor hole cleaning results in lower ECD? This is contrary to the popular belife that ECD increases when hole cleaning is poor. The reason that ECD decreases with poor hole cleaning is that only cuttings suspended in the mud contributes to ECD while cuttings laying on […]

Read More

Torque Friction Factor

In high angle or extended reach wells, Torque is generally not a good indicator of hole condition – in most cases torque friction factors actually REDUCE over the course of a long drilling section. In the example below, a 6000ft section of high angle 9⁷⁄₈” hole was drilled. Right after drilling out the previous casing […]

Read More

ERA Circulating Temperature Model

K&M Technology’s Proprietary Software Platform ERA (Extended Reach Architecture) features a “steady state” circulating temperature model that is used to correct fluid density, downhole rheology, and metallurgical properties of tubulars to adjust for temperature effects. The temperature in the well is computed based on the heat transfer between formation, pipe and fluid in the annulus. […]

Read More

ERA Sweeps & Tripping Circulations

K&M Technology’s Proprietary Software Platform ERA (Extended Reach Architecture) Sweeps and Tripping Circulation feature allows you to see the pressure (ECD) at any point in the wellbore while a sweep moves through the annulus.

Read More

Built-In Sensitivity Analysis

K&M Technology’s Proprietary Software Platform ERA (Extended Reach Architecture) has a Built in Sensitivity Analysis feature. ERA allows the user to see results with sensitivity to practically any drilling, tripping or cementing parameter. You can choose which parameter to run sensitivity on or rely on ERA’s built in set of standard plots which is populated […]

Read More

Time Based Data

K&M Technology’s Proprietary Software Platform ERA (Extended Reach Architecture) Time Based Data feature (imports bulk time data from drilling recorders and filters out T&D measurements and other drilling parameters)

Read More

ERA Wellpath Builder

K&M Technology’s Proprietary Software Platform ERA (Extended Reach Architecture) Wellpath Builder feature builds well paths from scratch using our built-in design profiles. Just choose your desired profile, enter simple parameters, like desired DLS, TVD and Inclination, and ERA calculates the rest for you. Add targets to drive the design and tie into existing surveys. Proximity […]

Read More

ERA MSE Downhole

K&M Technology’s Proprietary Software Platform ERA’s (Extended Reach Architecture) Downhole MSE feature can infer downhole mechanical specific energy (MSE) using surface parameters by backing out the drill string’s contribution to surface-measured loads. ERA can also utilize downhole measurement, allowing users to compare two independent methods of calculating MSE at the bit. This approach yields unique […]

Read More

ERA VME Limits

K&M Technology’s Proprietary Software Platform ERA’s (Extended Reach Architecture) VME Limit plots show the maximum permissible surface tension and surface torque limits and are plotted alongside expected loads to give engineers and field personnel confidence that operations will not exceed specified pipe limitations, even under complex loading situations.

Read More
Scroll to Top