• Cerberus for Well Intervention (CT, WL, JP)


    Cerberus™ for well intervention is unique software for planning the deployment of tools, especially in highly deviated or complex trajectory wells. This is accomplished by modeling the cumulative mechanical and hydraulic forces to ensure that the target depth can be reached, job can be performed and the tools returned to surface safely and efficiently with the chosen conveyance method and equipment configuration.

    Cerberus for well intervention consists of forces and/or wellbore hydraulics modeling.
    Forces Modeling is used to analyze any operation involving the deployment of tools into and out of a well on cable, pipe or coiled tubing. By analyzing the cumulative forces acting downhole at each stage of the job, the program is able to determine whether the target depth can be reached, the desired tasks performed and the equipment safely returned to surface. The main purpose is to determine the viability of a particular job design, thus improving the safety and efficiency of operations. The most important feature is the ability to model conditions in deviated and horizontal wellbores. Cerberus is also the only commercial program able to model all three conveyance methods in one package, making it invaluable for choosing the best well entry technique in marginal conditions. You may license the software to run one, two or all three methods, with the price varying accordingly.

    Wellbore Hydraulics Modeling is used to calculate the pressures and flowrates during a wide variety of workover operations in order to optimize the job design and equipment selection. Applications include circulating, acidizing, cleaning, lifting, drilling, velocity strings and injection. You can perform single snapshot calculations or simulate a complex sequence of events using a Stage Table.


    You can model just about anything that involves running tools into a well.

    • Open hole logging
    • Cased hole logging
    • Drilling, conventional and underbalanced
    • Workover operations
    • Tubing Conveyed Perforating (TCP)
    • Pipe Conveyed Logging (PCL)
    • Slickline operations
    • Fishing
    • Pipe Heavy/Pipe Light (HWO)
    • Coiled tubing operations
    • Perforating on cable
    • Running casing, liners or tubing
    • Running completions
    • Plug and abandonment (P and A)
    • Servicing of flowlines and risers

    As well as planning for day-to-day operations, Cerberus has a number of special features to help the you anticipate or deal with contingencies like the following:

    • Stuck pipe and back-off operations (locating the stuck point, finding the neutral point)
    • Buckled production tubing
    • Advanced tool fit calculations (what size toolstring will pass around a dogleg)
    • Tractor pull requirements
    • Fluid flow effects (tools pushed uphole by production, pumping tools downhole from surface)
    • Extended reach design
    • Packer and Completion Analysis (PACA) ("tube movement")

    Note: Cerberus does not model operations involving transients, such as jarring or perforating.


    • Microsoft Windows® XP™, Windows Vista™, Windows 7™ or Windows 8™ operating system   
    • Processor requirement: 1.5 GHz or higher; 2.4 GHz recommended 
    • 2 GB of RAM, or more  
    • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive 
    • 200 MB free disk space 
    • 1024x768 screen resolution 
    • Mouse or other pointing device


    Cerberus for well intervention can be used as a design, field, sales and training tool, depending on your operational needs.

    • Design tool 
      • Determine feasibility of a given conveyance method
      • Optimize BHA selection and configuration
      • Reduce costly wellsite failures
      • Perform jobs previously considered marginal or impossible
      • Plan new well trajectories to facilitate future interventions
    • Field tool 
      • Is observed wellsite data within expectations?
      • What are the safety limits in the event of contingencies?
      • Set thresholds for risk assumption by operator
      • Monitor job at the wellsite in real-time
      • Compensate for pipe or cable stretch in deviated wells
    • Sales tool 
      • Demonstrate superior understanding of job design
      • Discuss possible contingencies with customer
      • Justify equipment selection and wellsite procedures
      • Generate professional reports as a permanent record
      • Meet and exceed due diligence requirements
    • Training tool 
    • Educate new engineers on complex deployment issues
    • Test knowledge of experienced engineers
    • Pre-qualify field personnel for critical operations
    • Safer than the wellsite; effective
    • Simulate actual jobs using playback mode

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