This research topic supports Project 1 of MinEx CRC, Drilling Optimisation an Automation. Project 1 aims to improve drilling
optimisation and automation by
(a) Engineering modelling of various processes involved in drilling operation,
(b) Systematic and reliable recording of drilling data, which can be used directly for real-time and post-mortem optimisation,
(c) Developing engineering algorithms that can be used for optimisation of the drilling operation and autonomous analysis of drilling data,
(d) Developing a modular autonomous optimisation system that can pave the way towards complete automation.
In this topic, the student work closely with the research team to develop and implement different diagnosis and optimisation algorithms
to the control system of rigs. The research project will be conducted in the controlled lab environment where full scale drilling
experiments are conducted. Furthermore, the outcomes will be tested in field environment.
Opportunity focus area:
More than year
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