Well Engineering

Make Informed Drilling Decisions


RigMinder Criterion™ drilling automation platform provides directional drillers and horizontal drillers the ability to make complex engineering decisions through data-driven, informed analysis and state-of-the-art modeling technologies and real-time data.

RigMinder drilling engineering services include:

  • Drill string Torque & Drag modeling (latest Soft String model with stiffness correction factor and proprietary Stiff String model), buckling and critical RPM(s) in real time
  • Hydraulic modeling for drilling and workover applications
    • Multiple models for different type fluids, Hydraulics modeling for Bingham Plastic / Power Law, Herschel Bulkley / Robertson Stiff
  • Wellbore stability modeling
  • Real-time sag modeling for MWD survey correction
  • Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) modeling and analysis (Single BHA bending, bending stress, equilibrium rates, build/drop of mud motor and RSS rates in steering mode)
  • System Pressure Loss, including drillbit HIS, ECD along the wellbore
  • Cuttings load and transport simulation, cuttings load and slip, cuttings bed accumulation
  • Pill and sweep modeling
  • Provision of standalone solutions / third party integrations (DLLs)
  • Criterion™ Automated and Directional Guidance
Criterion Process Chart

RigMinder engineers can also recommend and/or select surface and downhole tools:

  • Drill bits
  • BHA’s
  • Mud types
  • Drilling parameters
  • Drill pipe sizes and specifications
  • Casing sizes and connections
  • Cementing properties
  • Formation strengths
  • And rig sizing
Criterion Well Engineering Graph

Rig and Directional Drilling Automation and Optimized Well Production Solutions

Rigminder has a comprehensive drilling automation and optimization capability using the EDR system to ensure accurate quality data that drive our advanced software systems and optimization personnel to deliver superior performance, risk mitigation and optimal well production.