Logging-While-Drilling (LWD)

Advanced sensor technologies deliver reliable formation evaluation data in real time

Logging-while-drilling (LWD) sensors acquire formation evaluation data to help you gain greater reservoir insight, leading to timely decision-making and more precise well placement.

Halliburton Sperry Drilling offers a wide array of LWD sensors that can be engineered to provide specific reservoir data for multiple applications, including petrophysical analysis, geomechanical analysis, and reservoir fluid characterization, enabling you to enhance reservoir understanding and reduce well time of your drilling projects. 

Let us help you maximize the value of your assets through increased production and lower costs every step of the way.
EarthStar™ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service

EarthStar™ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service

Innovative, disruptive technology that maps reservoir and fluid boundaries more than 200 feet (60 meters) from the wellbore – over twice the depth of investigation of current industry offerings.
9½-inch Azimuthal Lithodensity (ALD™) LWD Service

9½-inch Azimuthal Lithodensity (ALD™) LWD Service

Provides high-quality measurements of formation density and photoelectric (Pe) factor for reliable reservoir evaluation and formation images.

Quasar Trio® M/LWD Triple-Combo Service

Quasar Trio® M/LWD Triple-Combo Service

Enhances reservoir understanding in extreme-temperature (200°C/392°F) environments
Quasar Trio® M/LWD Triple-Combo Service
SOLAR® Suite of MWD/LWD Service
Deliver exceptional MWD/LWD performance and accurate reservoir measurements under extreme-temperature downhole conditions
eChartBook™ – Environmental Correction Chart Calculator
An interactive application that includes charts for all of Halliburton's major LWD and wireline sensors, such as gamma ray, resistivity, density and neutron porosity.
Quasar Trio™ M/LWD Triple-Combo Service
Retrieve LWD triple-combo FE data of resistivity, density, and porosity in 200°C environments

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Summary Summary Papua New Guinea: AFR™ Sensor Delivers High-Resolution Images in Geologically Complex Well Sign in required
Acquire high-resolution structural and stratigraphic borehole images in a complex geological environment.
Summary Summary Canada: Accurate Geosteering Helps to Precisely Position a Wellbore in a Cyclic Steam Application for Optimized Oil Recovery Sign in required
Geosteer a horizontal well for precise wellbore placement in the heavy oil reservoir, 2 meters (6.6 feet) above a lower shale boundary.
Summary Summary Canada: GABI™ Sensor Provides At-Bit Technology to Help Maximize Reservoir Exposure and Increase Drilling Efficiency Sign in required
While drilling horizontal wells in the Cardium formation in Alberta, Canada, NAL Oil and Gas Trust needed to keep the wellbore within a 2 meter (6.6 feet) thick zone of interest to help maximize reservoir exposure.
Summary Summary Quasar Trio® M/LWD Triple-Combo Service
The Quasar Trio® M/LWD triple-combo service comprises optional resistivity, azimuthal density, and neutron porosity sensors, which can be added to the required Quasar Pulse™ service collar to provide a complete formation-evaluation service at temperatures up to 200°C (392°F and pressures up to 172 MPa (25,000 psi).
Summary Summary Geo-Span® Downlink Service
Communicate with downhole tools without impacting drilling
Summary Summary GeoTap IDS Datasheet
GeoTap IDS Datasheet
Summary Summary ALD™ Azimuthal Lithodensity Sensor Datasheet
Providing High-Quality Density Measurements and Formation Images
Summary Summary CTN™ Compensated Thermal Neutron Sensor
Identifying Complex Lithologies and Gas
Summary Summary HP/HT: 6. Total
Halliburton continues to push the limits of HP/HT technologies and processes for increasing efficiency, recovery, safety and reliability
Summary Summary HP/HT: 3. Definition
UltraHT-230 redefines the standard, reliably taking operators to the next level
Summary Summary HP/HT: 1. Overview
Ultra High Temperature - the next fontier for oil and gas exploration
Summary Summary HP/HT: 2. Rethinking
UltraHT-230 M/LWD sensors
Summary Summary Quasar Trio® M/LWD Triple-Combo Service - Thailand R&M Facility Video
Learn the benefits of this service and take a quick tour of the R&M facility. (No audio.)
Summary Summary HP/HT: 5. Depth
UltraHT-230 sensors help make drilling less perilous, more productive and more cost effective than ever before
Summary Summary HP/HT: 4. Testing
UltraHT-230 sensors tested for conditions well beyond anything available today
Summary Summary Oilfield Technology: M/LWD
This article discusses the applications and benefits of the Radian™ Service and 9 1/2-inch ALD™ Service.
Summary Summary TOTAL S.A. Drills to Record Depths in HP/HT Well and Saves USD 5 Million
Engineered MWD/LWD solution delivers reliable measurements in extreme temperature environment
Summary Summary Middle East: Middle Eastern Oil Company Saves $450,000 Field Testing the InSite AFR™ Sensor Sign in required
By eliminating unnecessary runs, use of the InSite AFR sensor in three horizontal wells saved about nine days of rig time worth approximately $450,000. Also the sensor clearly revealed numerous geologic features.
Summary Summary Radian® Azimuthal Gamma Ray and Inclination Service
The Radian® azimuthal gamma ray and inclination service provides a cost-effective solution to geosteering challenges.
Summary Summary GeoTap Formation Pressure Tester
Providing Direct Formation Pressure Measurements on Demand
Summary Summary 9-1/2-inch ALD™ Azimuthal Lithodensity LWD Service
The 9-1/2-inch ALD™ azimuthal lithodensity logging-while-drilling (LWD) service from Halliburton is the industry’s first and only service capable of delivering azimuthal density and ultrasonic caliper measurements in real time in deepwater boreholes ranging from 14-1/2 inches to 17-1/2 inches.
Summary Summary M5™ Integrated LWD Service
Formation Evaluation and Drilling Optimization in One Compact Collar
Summary Summary Quasar Pulse M/LWD Service
The Quasar PulseSM measurement/logging-while-drilling (M/LWD) service delivers exceptional performance even at extreme temperatures, providing accurate and timely reservoir measurements for precise wellbore placement.
Summary Summary EWR®-PHASE 4™ Electromagnetic Wave Resistivity Sensor
EWR®-PHASE 4™ sensor is a high-frequency LWD induction resistivity sensor.
Summary Summary MRIL-WD™ Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sensor
Bound fluid, free fluid and total porosity in real time while drilling
Summary Summary ADR™ Azimuthal Deep Resistivity Sensor
The ADR azimuthal deep resistivity sensor combines a deep-reading geosteering sensor with a traditional multifrequency compensated resistivity sensor.
Summary Summary ABG™ At-Bit Gamma Sensor
At-bit gamma sensor
Summary Summary XBAT™ Azimuthal Sonic and Ultrasonic LWD Service
The XBAT LWD service delivers accurate acoustic measurements in a wide range of formations via sensors and electronics.
Summary Summary QBAT™ Multipole LWD Sonic Tool
Delivering Accurate Acoustic Measurements in the Widest Range of Formations
Summary Summary DGR™ Dual Gamma Ray Sensor
Providing Accurate and Reliable LWD Natural Gamma Ray Logs
Summary Summary AFR™ Azimuthal Focused Resistivity Sensor
The AFR™ sensor from Sperry Drilling services delivers high-resolution LWD borehole imaging for improved production, more accurate reserve estimates and better reservoir structure understanding.
Summary Summary GABI™ Downhole Drilling Motor
Motor equipped with at-bit azimuthal gamma ray and inclination measurements for improved geosteering and optimum wellbore placement
Summary Summary E&P Magazine - 2018 Offshore Technology Yearbook
Offshore Technology Aims at Lowering Breakeven Economics
Summary Summary Geo-Span Downlinking System Animation
Animation
Summary Summary ADR™ Azimuthal Deep Resistivity
ADR Azimuthal Deep Resistivity Animation
Summary Summary AFR™ Azimuthal Focused Resistivity Sensor
AFR™ Azimuthal Focused Resistivity Sensor Animation
Summary Summary EarthStar™ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service - (Russian)
The EarthStar™ ultra-deep resistivity service illuminates and maps reservoir and fluid boundaries more than 200 feet (61 meters) from the wellbore. In deepwater and mature fields, this technology helps operators to maximize asset values and plans for future field developments by mapping pockets of hydrocarbons, allowing for real-time steering decisions, and eliminating costly pilot holes and sidetracks.
Summary Summary EarthStar™ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service
The EarthStar™ ultra-deep resistivity service illuminates and maps reservoir and fluid boundaries more than 200 feet (61 meters) from the wellbore.
Summary Summary 3D Geosteering Enhances Reservoir Understanding in Complex Stratigraphic Environment
The Sperry Drilling “drill-to-produce” solution enabled the operator to accurately placethe well in the sweet spot and extend the lateral section for maximum reservoir contact.
Summary Summary World's First Extreme-High-Temperature LWD Triple-Combo Run
With extreme bottomhole static temperatures approaching 392°F (200°C), some of the wells in the Gulf of Thailand are among the hottest in the world – far beyond the reach of conventional measurement-while-drilling/logging-while-drilling(M/LWD) tools.
Summary Summary Operator Maximizes Asset Value in Extreme-High-Temperature Wells
Quasar Trio® M/LWD Triple-Combo service reduces well time in 24-slot platform operation.
Summary Summary Petroboscan Obtains Real-Time Formation Pressure Data and Extends Production in a Mature Field
Sperry Drilling collaborated with the operator and providedreservoir insight and LWD expertise on reliable formationpressure measurement capabilities using its GeoTap® LWD formation tester service.
Summary Summary Operator Drills Gulf of Thailand’s Longest Openhole Production Section...
Quasar Trio® M/LWD Triple-Combo Service reduces well time in extreme-temperature well
Summary Summary Operator Identifies Bypassed Pay and Increases Pay Zone by 50% in Water-flooded Reservoir
Earthstar™ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service Maximizes Asset Value in Mature Carbonate Field
Summary Summary Thailand: SOLAR® M/LWD Services Used on Thousands of High-Temperature Wells in the Gulf of Thailand
SOLAR® M/LWD Services Used on Thousands of High-Temperature Wells in the Gulf of Thailand
Summary Summary Malaysia: Optimized Drilling Solution Key in Guiding Record-Length Horizontal Hole to Difficult Target
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 Malaysia / GOM / Norway: GeoTap®/Geo-Pilot® Malaysia/GOM/Norway Solution Profile
Three case histories: 1. GeoTap Formation Tester Allows TorqueReduction While Dramatically Improving ROP2. GeoTap® Slimhole LWD Formation Tester and Geo-Pilot® Rotary SteerableSystem Get Pressure Answers In High-Risk Sidetrack3. GeoTap® Tester Increases Reservoir Section and Adds $13 Million of New Oil Production
Summary Summary Papua New Guinea: AFR™ Sensor Helps Major Operator Isolate Problematic Shale Formation, Saving Valuable Rig Time
In the Antelope field, Total needed to accurately pick the 9-5/8-inch casing point in the uppermost portion of a fractured carbonate reservoir above a total loss transition zone, while being able to isolate the reactive and over-pressurized shale above the reservoir.
Summary Summary USA, Alaska: Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems Help Deliver Extended Reach Well 8.3 Days Ahead of Schedule
Drill an extended reach well targeting a section of reservoir originally designed to be reached from a drilling pad yet to be constructed.
Summary Summary Canada, Alberta: Real-Time Geosteering Delivers Optimal Wellbore Placement in Thin Coal Reservoir
An operator drilling a coalbed methane well in the Swan Hills area of Alberta, Canada needed to stay at the bottom of a thin reservoir to enable maximum production of methane gas. The reservoir was only 1.8 meters (6 feet) thick, and it was very important to place the well as low in the reservoir as possible without exiting.
Summary Summary South East Asia: Quasar Pulse℠ M/LWD service saves customer approximately USD 1 Million
An operator wanted to reduce costs and achieve logging objectives on high-temperature wells drilled from a jack up rig in 243 feet (74 meters) of water, offshore South East Asia, where bottomhole temperatures are among the highest in the world.
Summary Summary USA, North Dakota Bakken: Operator Achieves More Accurate Wellbore Placement Using a New Azimuthal Gamma Ray Service
An operator in North Dakota’s Middle Bakken shale formation sought a solution that would enable effective drilling and geosteering in a formation with little gamma ray variation, while minimizing drilling costs.
Summary Summary U.K. Offshore: Operator Saves Significant Rig Time by Gathering Complete Formation Evaluation Data in Real Time
In an offshore U.K. well, an operator needed to obtain a complete formation evaluation (FE) data set to measure reservoir and overburden characteristics in a deviated well.
Summary Summary Thailand: Optimized Geosteering Solution Delivers Maximum Reservoir Exposure in Geometrically-Complicated Environment
Precisely place two horizontal well bores without exiting the reservoir.
Summary Summary Azerbaijan: Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Caspian Record
BP needed to drill a well through a difficult section of formation well knownto cause tool-damaging vibration.
Summary Summary Haynesville Shale LA, USA: ExtremeHT-200™ M/LWD Sensors Help Operator Save Over US$145,000
An operator in the Louisiana Haynesville shale play required reliable and accurate measurement/logging-while-drilling (M/LWD) data while drillling horizontal wells in an extreme high temperature environment.
Summary Summary Norway: Hydro Uses ADR Sensor for Optimal Well Placement
InSite ADR® Sensor case history, Hydro, North Sea
Summary Summary West Africa: InSite AFR™ Sensor Delivers High-Resolution Images for Reservoir Fracture Characterization
Acquire high-resolution borehole images while drilling the wells to characterize the fractures and rock texture in order to predict injector performance.
Summary Summary Middle East: Remote Operating Centers Successfully Optimize Geosteering Efforts to Maximize Exposure in Extremely Thin Clastic Reservoir
An operator drilling through complex shale and sand formations required accurate real-time information to navigate to a sandstone target zone of a mere three feet true vertical depth, sandwiched between two shale zones.
Summary Summary Canada: Accurate Geosteering Helps to Precisely Position a Wellbore in a Cyclic Steam Application for Optimized Oil Recovery
Geosteer a horizontal well for precise wellbore placement in the heavy oil reservoir, 2 meters (6.6 feet) above a lower shale boundary.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Extended-Gauge Bit Coupled with Rotary Steerable System Allowed Interval Completion in One Run, Reducing Drilling Time
ChevronTexaco needed to achieve extraordinary hole quality in order to obtain accurate data from logging-while-drilling (LWD) and wireline sensors.
Summary Summary High-temperature drilling and completions in the Haynesville Shale
Continuous improvements helped oil company double production from high-temperature wells
Summary Summary Xaminer® Magnetic Resonance (XMR™) Service
The Halliburton Xaminer® MR (XMR™) service with its new-generation magnetic resonance (MR) wireline sensor provides full reservoir fluid characterization and formation evaluation.
Summary Summary Density Logging
These tools measure the formation density. Porosity and matrix and fluid densities can be estimated.
Summary Summary Logging-While-Drilling (LWD)
Halliburton delivers the highest quality borehole, early and accurate Logging-While-Drilling (LWD) formation evaluation, optimal wellbore placement, and maximum reservoir drainage. We continue to lead the industry with the widest array of MWD/LWD technologies.
Summary Summary SOLAR® Suite of MWD/LWD Service
Deliver exceptional MWD/LWD performance and accurate reservoir measurements under extreme-temperature downhole conditions
Summary Summary Resistivity Logging
Resistivity is the ability of a substance to impede the flow of an electrical current. This is a very important rock property in formation evaluation as it helps to differentiate between formations filled with salty waters (good conductors of electricity) and those filled with hydrocarbons (poor conductors of electricity).
Summary Summary EWR®-PHASE 4 Resistivity Sensor
Delivers excellent vertical resolution in low-resistivity, thinly-bedded formations in boreholes from 3-3/4 to 30 inches.
Summary Summary Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
These tools impose an external magnetic field in the formation and make a measurement that is proportional to the porosity, regardless of lithology.
Summary Summary CTN™ Compensated Thermal Neutron Sensor
LWD neutron porosity tool provides accurate formation porosity, fluid typing and lithology (in combination with density). Larger tools also feature an acoustic caliper, used to correct the neutron porosity measurement for borehole effects and to provide measurements of borehole size.
Summary Summary Neutron Logging
Through sensitivity to hydrogen in the formation, these tools can provide the formation fluid-filled porosity.
Summary Summary eChartBook™ – Environmental Correction Chart Calculator
An interactive application that includes charts for all of Halliburton's major LWD and wireline sensors, such as gamma ray, resistivity, density and neutron porosity.
Summary Summary GeoTap® Sensor
LWD formation tester obtains real-time direct pore pressure measurements.
Summary Summary 9½-inch ALD™ Azimuthal Lithodensity Logging-While-Drilling (LWD) Service
The 9-1/2-inch ALD™ Azimuthal Lithodensity Logging-While-Drilling (LWD) service from Halliburton is the industry’s first and only service that delivers high-quality azimuthal density and ultrasonic caliper measurements in real-time for deepwater boreholes ranging from 14-1/2 inches to 17-1/2 inches.
Summary Summary ADR™ Azimuthal Deep Resistivity Sensor
Provides deep reading resistivity up to 18 feet (5.5 meters) into the formation – over 2,000 unique measurements for both precise wellbore placement and more accurate petrophysical analysis
Summary Summary Testing and Sampling
Additional information that can aid in formation evaluation is actual samples of the reservoir fluids and pressures in the formation.
Summary Summary MRIL®-WD™- Sensor
LWD tool provides a direct measurement of the reservoir's total porosity while drilling in hole sizes up to 10 5/8 inches.
Summary Summary Borehole Imaging
High resolution images of the borehole can be used to identify a variety of geological attributes such as structural dip, faults and fractures.
Summary Summary M5™ Integrated LWD Service
Innovative, disruptive technology that maps reservoir and fluid boundaries more than 200 feet (60 meters) from the wellbore – over twice the depth of investigation of current industry offerings.
Summary Summary Acoustic / Rock Mechanics
When sonic pulses are introduced into the reservoir, the time taken to travel between fixed points can be measured.
Summary Summary XBAT™ Azimuthal Sonic and Ultrasonic LWD Service
LWD sonic tool with multipole transmitters and four azimuthal receiver arrays along with a 4-pinger acoustic caliper.
Summary Summary DGR™ Dual Gamma Ray Sensor
Providing accurate and reliable LWD natural gamma ray logs
Summary Summary Gamma Logging
Measurement of the natural gamma rays emitted by various elements in the formation. Gamma ray logs are helpful for quantifying shaliness, well-to-well correlation, depth correlation between open- and cased-hole logs, and for correlation between logging runs.
Summary Summary ABG™ At-Bit Gamma Sensor
Real-time geosteering with the Geo-Pilot® rotary steerable system
Summary Summary Radian® Azimuthal Gamma Ray and Inclination Service
The Radian® azimuthal gamma ray and inclination service provides high-quality borehole images for geosteering, and precise gamma-ray measurements for reservoir evaluation.
Summary Summary Quasar Trio™ M/LWD Triple-Combo Service
Retrieve LWD triple-combo FE data of resistivity, density, and porosity in 200°C environments
Summary Summary QBAT™ Multipole LWD Sonic Tool
Multipole LWD acoustic service capable of delivering accurate shear and compressional velocity measurements up to 175C.
Summary Summary AFR™ Azimuthal Focused Resistivity Sensor
Delivers high-resolution resistivity images for identifying dip, fractures, and borehole breakout. It also provides omni-directional, laterolog-type resistivity data, electrical images of the formation, and at-bit resistivity (ABR) measurements.
Summary Summary Quasar Pulse® Extreme-Temperature M/LWD Service
Integrated LWD service for high-temperature operation, up to 200°C (392°F), providing gamma ray, directional survey, borehole pressure and drill-string vibration measurements.
Summary Summary EarthStar™ Ultra-Deep Resistivity Service
Innovative, disruptive technology that maps reservoir and fluid boundaries more than 200 feet (60 meters) from the wellbore – over twice the depth of investigation of current industry offerings.
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Oilfield Technology: M/LWD
This article discusses the applications and benefits of the Radian™ Service and 9 1/2-inch ALD™ Service.