PhD fellowship at NTNU

The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at NTNU has a vacancy for a

PhD position in numerical modelling of rock failure under repetitive impact by drillstring on borehole wall

The PhD project is part of a Knowledge-Building project for the Industry (PETROMAKS2) called 6n Degrees of Freedom Transient Torque & Drag, financed by the Research Council of Norway. Partners include NORCE, NTNU, University of Stavanger, and the industrial partners Equinor and Sekal AS.

The main objective of this project is to develop a transient torque and drag model that is compatible with real-time constraints and tightly coupled with transient drilling hydraulic and material transport models and that accounts for axial, torsional and lateral movements of the drill-string. The methods to be used in the research are numerical modeling and analysis of field data and large-scale experiment data.

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