Matched Systems

As drilling applications become more complex, so have the challenges. At Halliburton, we work closely across our product lines to provide an integrated and perfectly “matched” solution to help address these challenges, improving your drilling program and minimizing issues downhole, such as: 

  • Downhole tool failures
  • High vibration
  • Low rates of penetration
  • Difficulty achieving planned well trajectories

By measuring, modeling and optimizing the range in which critical BHA components should operate, systems including the rotary steerable system, downhole drilling motors, drill bit, and hole enlargement tools can work in unison to improve performance. The result: improved steerability and increased efficiency. Halliburton employs a range of products and services to achieve this.

Matching the drilling system is not a new concept at Halliburton – we’ve been optimizing drilling programs for over two decades, helping our customers reduce the time and cost of drilling and increase production.

SOLAR™ Geo-Pilot® XL Rotary Steerable System
The SOLAR™ Geo-Pilot® XL point-the-bit rotary steerable system can work in high temperature up to 347°F (175°C) and high pressure up to 30,000 psi (207 MPa) environments.
Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems
Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems deliver high borehole quality for extended-reach drilling and soft formations in deepwater and offshore environments.
SlickBore® Matched Drilling Service
The service utilizes an extended-gauge bit design based on a nonaggressive cutting structure typified by small, densely positioned cutters with high back-rake angles to improve steerability.
Turbopower™ Turbodrills
Turbopower™ turbodrills help to reduce well time and lower costs-per-foot in hard and abrasive formations, and high-temperature environments.
GeoForce® Even Layer Thickness Motors
GeoForce® motors help to enhance drilling performance in mature fields with eve-layer stator technology.

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Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® XL System Saves Time with Extended 12-1/4” Section Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services deployed a Geo-Pilot® XL 9600 series rotary steerable system with a long gauge Geo-Pilot FMF3553Z bit and a triple-combo of logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools for optimized drilling performance.
Summary Summary USA, California: Halliburton Matched System Cuts Drilling Time in Half Sign in required
Rate of penetration increased by nearly 100 percent, eliminating a total of 85 drilling hours in the 6.75-inch hole section, and resulted in an estimated $118,800 savings to the operator.
Summary Summary Ecuador: Slimhole GeoPilot® System and StrataSteer® 3D Service Help Save Nine Days of Operational Time and Double Production from Well Sign in required
An operator in Ecuador needed to drill a sidetrack after the loss of a well that had been drilled with conventional directional drilling tools.
Summary Summary India: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Saves Five Days of Drilling Time and Establishes New Field Record in Western India Sign in required
The Turbopower turbodrill achieved record footage drilled in the first two runs of 548 meters (1,798 feet) and then 581 meters (1,906 feet) respectively. Overall ROP averaged 1.5 meters per hour (4.92 feet per hour) shaving five drilling days from the plan.
Summary Summary Angola: 24-inch Geo-Pilot® XL System Drills Vertical and Build Sections in a Single Run Sign in required
Angola deepwater exploration well: Vertical and build sections of the 24-inch by 42-inch hole (405 meters/1,329 feet) were drilled in a single run.
Summary Summary Brunei: Drilling a Record “Fish-hook” Well Using Sperry’s Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System and ADT® Drilling Optimization Service Sign in required
The Seria Field was the first commercial field discovered in Brunei in 1929. The "Seria Shallow Marine North Flank" is an area of shallow waters ranging from 2 to 10 meters (6.5 to 33 feet) deep and stretching about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) along the length of the coastline.
Summary Summary North Sea: Drilling Performance Workflow Solution Helps Save 25 Days in HP/HT North Sea Well Sign in required
Halliburton provided a Drilling Performance workflow solution, integrating the expertise and advanced technical capabilities of Baroid, Drill Bits and Services and Sperry Drilling services to meet the specific challenges of the well.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® XL System Saves Time with Extended 12-1/4” Section Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services deployed a Geo-Pilot® XL 9600 series rotary steerable system with a long gauge Geo-Pilot FMF3553Z bit and a triple-combo of logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools for optimized drilling performance.
Summary Summary Mexico: Halliburton Sets New Field Record and Saves PEMEX $200,000 using Matched Drilling System Sign in required
PEMEX challenged Halliburton to match the competitor’s performance by drilling as fast as possible while accurately delivering the planned objectives.
Summary Summary Brazil: Devon Energy Saves over US$ One Million with Matched Drilling Solution Sign in required
Devon Energy sought to decrease operational time while drilling an extended reach directional well from an offshore platform in the Polvo Field.
Summary Summary Azerbaijan: Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Caspian Record Sign in required
BP needed to drill a well through a difficult section of formation well known to cause tool-damaging vibration.
Summary Summary Egypt: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Rotary Steerable System Delivers High Build Rate Well Profile and Saves Operator Five Days of Rig Time Sign in required
In the NRQ area of Egypt, Khalda Petroleum Company planned to drill a horizontal well targeting the Coarse Dolomite zone of the A/R “G” formation in the North Ras Qattara field. Because NRQ wells typically encounter severe changes in formation dipping while changing well direction, the primary challenge in this case would be the 8 ½-inch hole section. The plan was to land the well with an 87 degree inclination and turn the azimuth from 177 degrees to 132 degrees with continuous dogleg severity (DLS) of 5.8 degrees per 100 feet.
Summary Summary Kazakhstan: Sperry Drilling Services Performs First Operation with Slimhole Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System and ADR™ Sensor Sign in required
Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B. V. (KPO) needed to drill a well located in the Karachaganak field, Kazakhstan, from a land rig into a hard limestone formation.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: SlickBore® System and ADT® Service Sets Records Sign in required
Halliburton's SlickBore® Matched Drilling System and ADT® Drilling Optimization Service Sets World Footage and Endurance Record for BP in the Tuscaloosa Trend
Summary Summary Mozambique: Halliburton Matched Drilling System Helps Operator Save $2.5 Million in Deepwater Mozambique Sign in required
The matched system of a GeoForce® motor and FXD84DM bit helped mitigate vibration, maximize ROP and deliver longer tool life through the section.
Summary Summary USA (Alaska): Slimhole Matched Rotary Steerable and Long-gauge System Saves Non-productive Time in Challenging Arctic Environment Sign in required
Using the matched rotary steerable system in a new, innovative slimhole design enabled the operator to avoid non-productive time typically needed to change out the bottomhole assembly (BHA) and bit while drilling the production section.
Summary Summary The Netherlands: Geo-Pilot® GXT Rotary Steerable System Cuts Planned Drilling Time in Half Sign in required
The operator drilling a well in the Netherlands wanted all hole sections drilled shoe-to-shoe safely and efficiently.
Summary Summary Mexico: Optimized Hole Enlargement while Drilling with the Geo-Pilot® System and XR™ Reamer Tool Saves Time for PEMEX Sign in required
PEMEX needed to drill and enlarge a hole section while performing sidetrack operations.
Summary Summary Papu New Guinea: Oil Search Limited Saves Three Days of Rig Time with Soft Formation Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System Sign in required
Oil Search Limited wanted increased rates of penetration to save time while drilling an unstable reservoir in Papua New Guinea.
Summary Summary China: Geo-Pilot® XL System for Soft Formations Saves Operator Three Days of Rig Time and Helps Increase Production by Over 47% Sign in required
Deliver a fishbone well with an open-hole sidetrack for increased oil roduction in a very soft formation.
Summary Summary Mexico: PEMEX Uses Geo-Pilot® XL System and XR Reamer Tool to Drill in Challenging Plastic Shale Formation Sign in required
PEMEX needed to drill and enlarge a hole section from the vertical kickoff, building from zero to 35 degrees in a 12 ¼ x 17 ½ inch hole section, in a plastic shale formation.
Summary Summary Middle East: Geo-Pilot® XL 5200 System Delivers First Single-Run Lateral in Middle East Field While Reducing Drilling Time By 3.9 Days Sign in required
Sperry Drilling’s geosteering solution combined advanced technology, tools and talent in a comprehensive approach.
Summary Summary Caspian Sea: New Record in Caspian Fields Sign in required
Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Record in Azerbaijan - The West Azeri C15 12 1/4” x 13” section was the longest section drilled in the Azerbaijan’s Caspian fields with hole opening in one run and one BHA.
Summary Summary Brazil: Halliburton Matched Drilling System Helps Petrobras Save more than $8 Million on Deepwater Well Sign in required
In certain deepwater wells in the Campos Basin, Brazil the 16-inch tophole section is typically drilled with a rotary steerable system through the shale, marl and sandstone formation. Historically, two bits are required to drill the section, and the rate of penetration (ROP) averages 6.3 meters (21 feet) per hour.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Gulf of Mexico Longest Run Record Sign in required
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Summary Summary Malaysia: Matched Drilling System Helps Deliver Record Horizontal and Save Operator US$ 1.2 Million Sign in required
The operator required precise wellbore placement within the target sand at a proposed target depth of 1,168 meters (3,382 feet) true vertical depth (TVD).
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Extended-Gauge Bit Coupled with Rotary Steerable System Allowed Interval Completion in One Run, Reducing Drilling Time Sign in required
ChevronTexaco needed to achieve extraordinary hole quality in order to obtain accurate data from logging-while-drilling (LWD) and wireline sensors.
Summary Summary North Dakota, USA: GeoForce® XL Motor Powers Through Three Forks Resource Play Sign in required
The operator enlisted Halliburton to drill almost 10,000 feet (2,956 meters) laterally in one of the prime U.S. unconventional oil plays, the Williston Basin.
Summary Summary Mexico: Geo-Pilot® XL System Saves PEMEX Over a Million US Dollars and Sets a New Offshore Drilling Record Sign in required
PEMEX needed to drill a development well in 85 meters (279 feet) of water offshore Ciudad del Carmen in the state of Campeche, Mexico. The objective of this project in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field was to deliver commercial oil production and provide primary field information for the customer.
Summary Summary Norway: Matched Drilling System Delivers Record Run and Helps North Sea Operator Saves over Twenty Days on Reservoir Section Sign in required
An operator wanted to drill the entire 8 ½-inch x 9 ½-inch reservoir section of a North Sea well in one trip, using one bottom-hole-assembly (BHA) from just below the 10 ¾-inch shoe at 3,638 meters (11,936 feet) to the target depth of 7,065 meters (23,179 feet).
Summary Summary Oman: Matched Geo-Pilot® System and Long-Gauge Bit Shave 2 Days off the Drilling Curve in Oman Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services deployed the Geo-Pilot® 7600 series rotary steerable system with a Geo-Pilot FMFX651Z bit from DBS for improved rates of penetration (ROP) and optimum borehole quality.
Summary Summary USA, California: Operator Saves an Estimated $992,000 using a Matched Drilling System Sign in required
Halliburton had previously drilled wells in the field using a standard steerable motor assembly, but now needed to deliver improved performance using a solution able to orient and steer the well at deeper depths while overcoming strong dipping tendencies and a natural walk of the bottomhole assembly (BHA).
Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® XL System and StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Help Save US$ 812,000 in a Thin Sand Reservoir Sign in required
Geo-Pilot® XL System and StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Help Save US$ 812,000 in a Thin Sand Reservoir
Summary Summary Malaysia / GOM / Norway: GeoTap®/Geo-Pilot® Malaysia/GOM/Norway Solution Profile Sign in required
Three case histories: 1. GeoTap Formation Tester Allows Torque Reduction While Dramatically Improving ROP 2. GeoTap® Slimhole LWD Formation Tester and Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System Get Pressure Answers In High-Risk Sidetrack 3. GeoTap® Tester Increases Reservoir Section and Adds $13 Million of New Oil Production
Summary Summary Mexico: PEMEX Saves Over US$30 Million on Cantarell Well by Using a Matched System Sign in required
PEMEX planned to drill a well in 228 days, but by implementing Halliburton’s matched drilling solution, drilling time was reduced by 121 days.
Summary Summary Nigeria: Sperry Delivers Challenging Triplex Well with Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System Sign in required
With not enough slots left on the offshore platform, an operator in Nigeria required a triplex well, a wellhead requiring three wells drilled from one slot, to be drilled for the first time.
Summary Summary North Sea: Statoil Saves 9.25 Hours of Offshore Rig Time Using SlickBore® Matched Drilling Service Sign in required
While drilling the 17½-in. section of an offshore well in the Valemon gas and condensate field, Statoil encountered a weak, unconsolidated sand formation interbedded with shale.
Summary Summary Colombia: Ecopetrol Increases ROP by 79% with Geo-Pilot® XL Rotary Steerable System Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services was approached by Ecopetrol to drill an onshore well in the Tenay development field, Alto Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Ecopetrol wanted to improve their performance in the field, mainly by achieving higher rates of penetration (ROP) to reduce drilling time and costs.
Summary Summary Mexico: Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System with ABI™ At-Bit Inclination Sensor Provides Real Time Inclination Readings Saving PEMEX 3.8 Days in Rig Costs Sign in required
PEMEX, the national oil company of Mexico, contracted Sperry Drilling services to drill an offshore development well in an exploratory reservoir, 113 km northeast of Ciudad del Carmen in the state of Campeche, Mexico. The objective of this project was to deliver commercial oil production and provide primary field information for the customer.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Optimized Drilling Solution Key in Guiding Record-Length Horizontal Hole to Difficult Target Sign in required
The primary challenge in this well was drilling a transition zone while remaining eight meters (26 feet) above the oil/water contact (OWC) and five meters (16.5 feet) below OWC.
Summary Summary Mexico: Matched System Helps PEMEX Save over US$20 Million on Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Well Sign in required
PEMEX, the national oil company of Mexico, planned to drill a 3,590 meter (11,778 feet) deepwater vertical exploration well in the Holok Field, located in the Gulf of Mexico, in 125 days. The faulting and structural traps in the Holok field are challenging and can affect the ability to deliver a vertical well.
Summary Summary Saudi Arabia: Matched System Delivers Increased ROP and Zero NPT for Field Record in Saudi Arabia Sign in required
Challenge: Excel on performance to safely and economically drill a vertical lump sum turnkey well in the Shedgum Field.
Summary Summary Germany: Drilling Performance Integrated Workflow Delivers Gas Storage Cavern Project Six Months Early Sign in required
The operator required drilling S-shaped directional wells with a 5 meter (16 feet) radius target to gain access to the salt dome under the Jemgumkloster field to create ten new gas storage caverns.
Summary Summary Turbopower™ Turbodrills
Engineered to help operators maximize asset value by reducing well time and lowering cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations and high-temperature environments.
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Summary Summary SOLAR™ Geo-Pilot® XL Rotary Steerable System
The SOLAR™ Geo-Pilot® XL point-the-bit rotary steerable system can work in high temperature up to 347°F (175°C) and high pressure up to 30,000 psi (207 MPa) environments.
Summary Summary Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems
Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems deliver high borehole quality for extended-reach drilling and soft formations in deepwater and offshore environments.
Summary Summary SlickBore® Matched Drilling Service
The service utilizes an extended-gauge bit design based on a nonaggressive cutting structure typified by small, densely positioned cutters with high back-rake angles to improve steerability.
Summary Summary Turbopower™ Turbodrills
Turbopower™ turbodrills help to reduce well time and lower costs-per-foot in hard and abrasive formations, and high-temperature environments.
Summary Summary GeoForce® Even Layer Thickness Motors
GeoForce® motors help to enhance drilling performance in mature fields with eve-layer stator technology.
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