Baker Hughes introduced its Completion ArchiTEX (CTX) 3D completion-design software, which provides an interactive representation of real-world well environments for more-accurate completion designs. The software allows users to enter the exact parameters of their completion designs and make adjustments as needed to avoid hazardous situations during operations. The hardware catalog that accompanies the CTX software is governed by smart rules and incorporates design standards and practices that ensure quality as the model is developed. Should the input parameters exceed the standards, an error message will indicate that the design criteria are noncompliant. The user will then be able to make adjustments to the model to correct and improve the completion design. The software also features an intuitive user interface with a drag-and-drop function for easier creation of 3D designs. The CTX-software models are constructed by a computer-assisted-design engine that generates 2D schematics and interactive 3D graphics, allowing users to view and navigate through the well path, casing, tubing, and completion subassemblies in simulated 3D environments. CTX is ideally suited for complex-well scenarios, including multilaterals, multizone completions, and intelligent wells. The CTX software also provides operators with completion designs, cost estimates, and daily performance reports.
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