Drillsoft HDX is REAL TIME Software that concentrates on drilling hydraulics and modeling wellbore pressures and temperatures during all phases of the drilling operation in extended-reach, highly deviated, horizontal and high temperature and high pressure (HTHP) wells. The simulator uses state of the art algorithms and provides the user with a wide range of modeling options.

The simulator will include a well trajectory and planning model well directional profiles, whether computed or imported from other directional survey service providers. The well trajectories will be displayed in 3-D profile.

Drillsoft HDX calculates and evaluates down-hole temperatures during drilling, circulating and shut-in operations for land and deep-water wells. A finite difference mathematical model has been developed to predict well bore and formation transient temperature behavior during drilling, fluid circulation and shut-in operations. This includes wells with multiple temperature gradients and well bore deviations, based on the fluids physical characteristics. The PVT model accurately calculates ECD and ESD according to formation and wellbore temperature profiles.

Drillsoft HDX can be used to analyze and optimize the hydraulics program for complex wells where there is a tight tolerance between ECD and fracture pressure, or pore pressure and fracture pressure. It takes into account the down-hole effects on rheological properties and mud density. HDX takes in account the effects of RPM, tool-joints and cuttings loading on pressure loss calculations to improve ECDs calculations.


  1. Easy and intuitive user interface
  2. Tubular Library (Casing/Drill string lookup tables)
  3. Directional Wellbore live (fluids and data)
  4. Fluid tracking
  5. 2D/3D views
  6. Store/Record data MS-Access Database (Excel compatible)
  7. Quick hydraulic Calculations
  8. Rheology Optimization
  9. Quick Calculations for Valves Failure
  10. Well modeling will support:
    • Surge & Swab Correction
    • Pressure and Temperature Correction
    • Cuttings Load Correction
    • Manual/PWD Correction Factor
    • Consider RPM Effect
    • Support Five (5) Rheology Models
    • Torque & Drag


Hydraulic Optimization

One of the basic features of drilling fluid is to remove the drilled cuttings from beneath the bit. The fluid pumped through the bit nozzles exist at high velocity and impacts the hole bottom. After impact, a crossflow develops that forces cuttings away from hole bottom and up the annulus. Penetration rate and overall drilling cost depend greatly on the cleaning action of the drilling fluid.

Bit hydraulic horsepower, impact force, and nozzle velocity are common criteria for optimizing jet-bit hydraulics.

The concept of Hydraulic Optimization is based on the best condition to clean the well is when the force provided by the jets is the maximum.
If you drill a shallow hole section, the maximum impact force is recommended. However, if you drill a deeper section, the maximum hydraulic horsepower is better than the maximum impact force.

Torque & Drag

The Drillsoft Torque and Drag module calculates axial tension, stretch, twist, hook load, and torque. It supports conventional and unconventional drilling operations which allows the modeling of all field operations including (RIH, POOH, Drilling and Rotating Off Bottom) for drill string, casing string, completion, and coiled tubing manufactured from steel and non-steel materials.

5 thoughts on “Software

  1. I have had the honor working closely with Drillsoft using HDX and the Real-time modeling software. Sixto and his team are always willing to help in every way possible. I highly recommend Drill Soft for all your drilling software needs.

  2. I have been using Drillsoft using HDX and the Real-time modeling both has been excellent to use. Real simple interface to learn and its loaded up with a lot of advance features. The support staff has been world class!

  3. I had the opportunity to utilize Drillsoft HDX to model and simulate Hydraulic transient flow for a hole cleaning application to increase drilling efficiency. I found the GUI to be extremely interactive, user-friendly and the easy to navigate. The results were very detailed and comprehensive. The documentation accompanying the software is well categorized and the technical support provided by Drillsoft is excellent.

    I would highly recommend Drillsoft for your pre-job planning and real-time monitoring needs.

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