Well Engineering Solutions

Halliburton Well Engineering consultants develop reliable, efficient drilling programs and designs that reduce risk and costs while improving safety, rate of penetration (ROP) and production.

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Halliburton Consulting offers Well Engineering Solutions worldwide. Halliburton can perform comprehensive well design or consult on specific issues; generally well design services have three main objectives:

  • Optimizing the number of wellbores for best reservoir drainage
  • Optimizing wellbore designs for safety, speed and cost
  • Designing wells to reduce or eliminate unscheduled events and non-productive time

To achieve these objectives, Halliburton integrates world-class capabilities in well engineering, tubular design, geomechanics and real-time solutions.

Maximizing drainage with fewest wells

The least expensive well is the one you don't have to drill. Our Collaborative Well Planning service enables engineers and geoscientists to maximize reservoir drainage with the fewest wells possible by understanding each other's constraints. As a result, our recommended targets and well paths also avoid collisions and subsurface hazards that cause NPT or HSE issues.

Optimizing wellbore stability for safety, speed, cost

If not understood, pore-pressure and wellbore-stability issues can lead to costly equipment failures and nonproductive time. Risks include stuck pipe, lost circulation, wellbore collapse, blowouts, safety, environmental consequences and production loss.

To help avoid such problems, Halliburton geomechanics specialists utilize the Landmark Drillworks® software to make predictions of the Earth pressure and stress in support of well design, and in real-time to support drilling operations. Further analyses with finite element models for damage continuum modeling and basin scale geologic models create a comprehensive set of capabilities that support higher levels of risk reduction, cost savings and improved drilling performance.

Safe, reliable design for extreme environments

Halliburton Consulting design wells that keep oil and gas flowing even in extreme environments using Landmark WELLCAT™ Casing and Tubing Design Analysis software. Its advanced capabilities help Halliburton:

  • Simulate fluid and heat transfer during completion, production, stimulation, testing, and well-servicing operations
  • Analyze tubing loads and movements, buckling behavior, and design integrity
  • Predict pressure and volume changes due to annular pressure buildup

Next generation real-time capabilities

Halliburton also takes well design into execution with real-time operating centers. Our integrated workflows help optimize drilling operations by connecting multiple capabilities. From bit and bottom-hole-assembly design to fluids, geomechanics and directional drilling, Halliburton can help you monitor and optimize operations more efficiently and reliably than ever. Through years of experience and countless projects we have developed advanced workflows that offer much more than simple monitoring of drilling parameters; our real-time solutions produce measurable performance results that can significantly impact your operations whether on land or in deepwater.

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