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dc.contributor.advisorEl-Sheimy, Naser Jr
dc.contributor.authorChao, Daihong Jr
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T15:20:14Z
dc.date.available2016-07-06T15:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016en
dc.identifier.citationChao, D. J. (2016). A Low-cost SINS-based MWD Method for Directional Drilling Applications (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/24775en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3106
dc.description.abstractIn oil and gas drilling applications, the need to continually survey the trajectory between stationary survey stations is crucial, especially during a directional drilling process. A potential solution for the uninterrupted survey of boreholes does exist. It involves a low-cost SINS-based measurement-while-drilling (MWD) system integrating external rig drilling parameters with MEMS’ inertial sensor measurements based on non-linear Unscented Kalman filter (UKF). The main objective of this thesis is to design and test algorithms for this type of system to overcome typical challenges associated with drilling and survey interruptions, such as long-term drift error, and large, harsh-drilling-environment-induced MEMS errors. A simulation platform was developed to monitor how this proposed system operated in soft and hard formations, with Type 2 trajectories, at different speeds to represent the soft and hard formations, respectively. The ensuing results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed algorithms.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEngineering--Petroleum
dc.subjectGeotechnology
dc.subject.classificationOil and Gasen_US
dc.subject.classificationDirectional drillingen_US
dc.subject.classificationMeasurement-while-drillingen_US
dc.subject.classificationStrapdown navigation systemen_US
dc.subject.classificationMicro-Electro-Mechanical Systemsen_US
dc.titleA Low-cost SINS-based MWD Method for Directional Drilling Applications
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/24775
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineGeomatics Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid4578
dc.contributor.committeememberPark, Simon Jr
dc.contributor.committeememberNoureldin, Aboelmagd Jr
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.