Managed Pressure Drilling
Managing the pressure, reducing the risk
Understanding bottomhole pressure regimes in the increasingly complex drilling arena is critical for reducing uncertainty and maximizing asset value. Managed pressure drilling (MPD) allows you to properly navigate challenging pressure windows between pore and fracture pressure that are increasingly found in complex wells. MPD gives operators the ability to rapidly adjust bottomhole pressure to reducing non-productive time (NPT) risks associated with mitigating kicks, losses and wellbore stability issues. With MPD, you can decrease bottom hole pressure related NPT, which reduces drilling days and improves overall the economic viability of well construction.
Real-time hydraulic pressure modeling provides greater control
With Halliburton’s GeoBalance® MPD services, you can control and manage pressure-related challenges confidently. Along with the major benefits that MPD services bring, Halliburton continues to incorporate the highest level of safety by continuing to develop advancements in loss and kick detection. With our DetectEV™ and ActEV™ systems, we continuously monitor wells for undesired events and can safely manage these critical scenarios.
Our wellbore hydraulic pressure control simulator, GB Setpoint™ collects real-time data from several sources to provide an accurate downhole pressure model. With patented techniques, we update the wellbore model taking into account multiple fluid density, rheology, compressibility, temperature, flow rate, pipe rotation, wellhead pressure, surge and swab effects, cuttings loading, depth, and more, to control the well at any point along the wellbore.
Choose GeoBalance managed pressure drilling services to:
- Improve rate of penetration
- Drill narrow pressure margins
- Reduce influxes and losses
- Access bypassed reserves
- Improve wellbore stability
- Reduce casing strings
- Minimize mud-skin effect
Whether you need a land-based rotating control device or a fully automated offshore MPD package, Halliburton provides the right solution to help you drill faster and safer by managing the pressure and reducing the risk.
Each year, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Houston recognizes innovative technologies with the Spotlight on New Technology Award. The program recognizes the latest and most advanced technologies from the region that are leading the industry. At the 2018 OTC Houston Conference, the GeoBalance Automated Managed Pressure Drilling System was awarded the "OTC Spotlight on New Technology.