HOUSTON – November 13, 2017 – Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) business,
today announced the release of JetPulse™
high-speed telemetry service, which provides consistent, high-data rate transmission of
drilling and formation evaluation measurements. This new telemetry system helps operators make faster
decisions to optimize well placement and improve well control while increasing drilling efficiency.
The JetPulse service transmits downhole data consistently over wide depth ranges and complex well
trajectories with physical data rates up to 18 bits-per-second. It provides the highest lost
circulation material (LCM) tolerance of any high-speed telemetry system, helping the operator pump the
required LCM concentration to cure mud losses without changing or plugging the bottom hole assembly.
The system also reduces flat time on the drilling curve, maximizes rate of penetration and optimizes
reservoir contact by combining new telemetry technology with measurement/logging-while-drilling (M/LWD)
services. This allows operators to make earlier and effective decisions to drill long sections in a
"In environments requiring large data sets such as deep water and mature fields, operators rely on the
accuracy and speed of downhole data to make informed decisions about their wells and expect single-run
sections," said Lamar Duhon, vice president of Sperry Drilling. "JetPulse is the next evolution of
high-speed telemetry systems that enable accurate well placement and reduced well time to maximize
customers' asset value."
The service also includes JetPack 3D™ downhole data management, which compresses and configures multiple
data sets in one package, giving effective data rates of more than 140 bits-per-second so operators can
get the right data while drilling for enhanced decision-making.
An operator in Asia recently deployed JetPulse where there was high formation pressure in the zone above
the targeted reservoir section and a high overbalance in the production zone. The operator needed
frequent updates of pressure-while-drilling (PWD) data to quickly adjust drilling parameters and
equivalent mud weight or equivalent circulating density to avoid unwanted fracturing and/or getting
JetPulse provided the pressure data needed, helping the operator anticipate potential challenges and
react to the dynamic drilling environment before any non-productive time could occur. The operator
reached the production zone within budget and without fracturing the well or allowing the entry of
unwanted formation fluid. In addition, JetPulse delivered the fastest mud pulse transmission rates for
this operator in this region.
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nationalities in approximately 70 countries, the company helps its customers maximize value throughout
the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling
and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the
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