We want to advise the student teams of a new resource that may be very helpful this year. An SPE group was formed to share a wide variety of models that you can use as a tool to complete your design. Just be prepared to explain in your design report how you are using the shared models. You will probably want to add to or improve their models. What will this cost you? Nothing. But at the end of this year’s competition, please consider returning the favor and sharing your improved model. You may even want to join the group. Just follow the link below to their website and download the models from their GitHub page.
Friends of the Open Source Drilling Community,
A small group of us have been working on an Organizing Committee to set up a Web Site, GitHub repository, and to gather a few initial models to get this effort kicked off. We were sponsored by the SPE Drilling Systems Technical Section (DSATS), though SPE membership is not required to join the OSDC community. Roman Shor, at the University of Calgary has agreed to host the OSDC web site.
We have drilling dynamics models from: University of Calgary, Texas A&M University, Scientific Drilling, NORCE, and ExxonMobil. With more in process.
If you are interested in joining, please browse through the Open Source Drilling Community web site for our charter, organizing principles, and open source license. Then sign up on the on the Contribute tab, and indicate how you would like to be involved. As with any volunteer organization, your rewards are proportional to your efforts put in. If in doubt, join now to keep up with our progress and adjust your time commitment as needed. There is no requirement to share your models or data to join nor to use the models provided, though you may find it compelling and in your organization’s interest to do so.