AUTOMATED MSE-BASED DRILLING APPARATUS AND METHODS

  • US 20080156531A1
  • Filed: 12/07/2007
  • Published: 07/03/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/07/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for MSE-based drilling operation, comprising:

  • drilling through a first interval utilizing a first weight-on-bit (WOB);

    determining automatically a first MSE corresponding to drilling utilizing the first WOB;

    drilling through a second interval utilizing a second WOB that is different than the first WOB;

    determining automatically a second MSE corresponding to drilling utilizing the second WOB; and

    drilling through a third interval utilizing one of the first WOB and the second WOB which is automatically selected based on an automated comparison of the first MSE and the second MSE.

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