Glenn-Ole Kaasa speaker at SPE MPD workshop in Rio

August 14, 2015

Glenn-Ole Kaasa, CEO at Kelda, will speak at the upcoming SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Well Control Workshop in Rio de Janeiro this year. The talk entitled ‘Advances in Choke Control Algorithms for MPD’, will in particular address the topic of robustness of MPD control systems, and show examples of how adaptive control can make the control system gracefully handle severe disturbances such circulating out gas influxes.

New R&D Engineer: Vinicius de Oliveira

June 1, 2015

We are proud to share the news that Vinicius de Oliveira is joining the Kelda team as a R&D Engineer this autumn. Vinicius is at the moment completing his PhD research at NTNU, where he’s been developing robust and adaptive control strategies to mitigate severe-slugging flow in oil and gas production.

Kevin Wise presented at the MPD/UBO Conference

April 21, 2015

Kevin Wise held the opening keynote presentation at the IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference in Dubai this year. He is Chief Advisor at Kelda Drilling Controls and Senior Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company.

Industrial PhD funding granted

November 1, 2014

Our two Research Engineers, Jon Åge Stakvik and Christian Berg, got their Industrial PhD funding granted by the Norwegian Research Council. Their topics will be “Adaptive model-based control of downhole pressure during drilling operations” and “Modeling for automatic control and estimation of influx and loss during drilling operations”.

Research grant from Oslofjordfondet

March 27, 2014

oslofjordsfondet logoKelda is granted funding from Oslofjordfondet to do a research study on real-time estimation of pore and fracture pressure while drilling based using fit-for-purose hydraulic model combined with advanced estimation theory.