Leidar Control System
Proactive model-based control for safer, faster and easier drilling
This video shows a brief introduction to Leidar in 2 minutes:
Using the latest technology in advanced adaptive control, the Leidar® Control System is a robust real-time controller, specialized in automated managed pressure drilling (MPD) and underbalanced drilling (UBD) operations. It allows the driller to maintain constant bottom-hole pressure by controlling the equivalent mud weight, adjusting it within seconds instead of hours.
This enhanced drilling control helps eliminate downhole incidents such as kicks and fluid loss, reduces non-productive time by recognizing transient operations and features an intuitive interface to give the driller an instant overview of the operation in real-time.
The control system consists of four modules:
Leidar Control System Package
The Leidar Control System is normally delivered on a PLC with a local HMI panel and optionally a remote HMI panel. It can be integrated into an existing control system or run as a standalone system.
- Robust Resilient against sensor failures, downhole incidents and avoids false-alarms by recognizing transient operations.
- Model-based Compensates for changes in pressure or flow rate, no need for re-tuning depending on operating conditions
- Real-time Enhanced sensor package allows for remote surveillance and operation