The DSC aims to develop more realistic simulations of the complex deep-drilling process, with the coupled large-scale scientific equipment "software and hardware simulator".
Beyond internal research projects, Drilling Simulator Celle is dedicated to perform diverse research and development work with industry customers.
As the oil and gas industry strives to cut operational costs, it must maintain a “zero incident” safety target for humans and the environment. Drilling a well “on paper” before the actual operation is an excellent approach to avoid mistakes later in the field. An even better option uses the Drilling Simulator Celle (DSC) research center, located in the heart of the German oil and gas area.
Drilling Simulator Celle is Clausthal University of Technology’s research center for drilling process simulation. The main research focus is to model and simulate the process of deep drilling in underground formations. In terms of technical infrastructure, this is accomplished by means of two large-scale, real-time facilities, namely a virtual reality Software Simulator and a full-scale Hardware Simulator. Also, the software and the hardware drilling simulator can be coupled to offer an increased level of fidelity, which is a unique research concept.
DSC is set up to provide industry customers the opportunity to analyze and mitigate critical scenarios on both simulator facilities. Because of DSC’s status as an independent state-owned research center, customers can rely on full confidentiality of their data.
Forschungsprojekt zu Geothermiebohrungen gestartet
Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) fördert ein dreijähriges Vorhaben am Institut für Technische Mechanik (ITM) und am Drilling Simulator Celle (DSC) der TU Clausthal mit 300.000 Euro.
Forschungsarbeiten des Drilling Simulators Celle ausgezeichnet
Im Rahmen einer virtuellen Fachtagung an der Gubkin Universität Moskau wurden laufende Forschungsarbeiten eines Projekts zur Senkung der Kosten von Geothermiebohrungen ausgezeichnet.