ROP Prediction with Supervised Machine Learning; a Case Study Supervised Machine Learning

Ganesha R Darmawan (1), Dedi Irawan (2)
(1) Bandung Institute of Science Technology, Indonesia,
(2) Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia


Optimum drilling penetration rate, known as the rate of penetration (ROP) has played a big role in drilling operations. Planning the well   ROP   always becomes a challenge for drilling engineers to calculate the drilling time needed for the section. Optimum ROP is achieved when the time to drill the section is as planned. Many empirical approaches were develop to model the ROP based on the drilling parameters, and might not always match the actual ROP. In some cases, the actual ROP was slower than planned, which may increase the drilling cost, which needs to be avoided. Hence, some approaches using artificial intelligence (AI), and supervised machine learning have been develop to overcome it. Supervised machine learning is used to developed a ROP model and ROP prediction for one of the development fields, based only on two wells drilling parameters data. The model was trained using Gradient Boosting, Random Forest, and Support Vector Machine. Drilling parameter test data then is used to validate the model. The model of Random Forest shows a good or promising result with R2 of 0.90,   Gradient Boosting shows R2 of 0.86, and Support Vector Machine with R2 0.72. Based on the models generated, the Random Forest has shown a good trend which could be used for modeling ROP in the future development wells

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Ganesha R Darmawan (Primary Contact)
Dedi Irawan
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Received 2021-09-24
Accepted 2022-04-04
Published 2022-04-08