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At Sperry Drilling, we’re committed to helping you maximize the asset value of unconventional, deepwater and mature fields. Whatever your challenge, we collaborate with you to engineer the right directional drilling, measurement/logging-while-drilling or mud logging solution for your specific well application.

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Comprehensive well design, accurate trajectory placement, wellbore quality and risk management for optimum drilling performance and reservoir contact to lower your drilling costs and improve your return on investment (ROI).

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Accurate assessment and evaluation of rock and fluid properties and geological structures to reduce wellbore uncertainties and improve your well placement decisions.

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Mitigating risks by reacting to changing drilling conditions in real time and quickly identifying performance improvements to minimize downtime and maximize rate of penetration (ROP).

Our drilling and formation evaluation experts and field personnel bring decades of local basin experience to effectively help you lower well construction costs and optimize drilling performance, every step of the way.

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Summary Summary How Halliburton beat a client’s drilling average by 43%, saving them more than $200,000.
Integrated bit, fluid and drilling services allowed Halliburton to model, measure and optimize continuously, saving 3.6 days.
Summary Summary Halliburton helped assess resource potential and optimize investment decision-making in shale plays
Asset evaluation and risk assessment of unconventional fields
Summary Summary GeoBalance® Barrier Spacer Prevents Commingling of Mud Cap
GeoBalance® Barrier Spacer Prevents Commingling of Mud Cap and BARADRIL-N® System During Trips in Horizontal Wellbore
Summary Summary Streamlined Well Construction Eliminates 71 Days of Rig Time, Saving Consortium USD 90 Million
Halliburton sets new deepwater benchmark in brazil's deepwater libra field
Summary Summary Project Management Service Utilizes Technologies to Deliver Wells Ahead of Schedule
An operator utilized Halliburton Project Management (HPM) to increase overall productivity while decreasing the overall risks involved in the development of wells in the Zubair field in Basra, Iraq.
Summary Summary Integrated Drilling and Logging Approach Maximizes Formation Reservoir Exposure
The Halliburton product service line’s 24/7 support – both in-house and within the integrated real-time operation center (iROC) – ensured that every wellbore section, including the depleted reservoir interval, was drilled with minimal fluid losses and that the wellbore was at total depth (TD) before the oil-water contact (OWC).
Summary Summary FlexRite® System Installation Sequence Sign in required
The FlexRite system is designed to create a level 5 junction for multilateral wells that require hydraulic pressure integrity at the junction using completion equipment.
Summary Summary ReFlexRite® Milled Exit Isolated Tie-Back Multilateral System Sign in required
The award-winning ReFlexRite® system from Halliburton is a re-entry multilateral solution that enables additional lateral branches to be added to existing wells where no preparations were originally made to accommodate a multilateral junction.
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 LatchRite® pre-milled window multilateral system reduces installation time and saves operator an estimated US$2.5 million Sign in required
A customer operating on a rigsite approximately 250 km from the Halliburton base in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia, sought to optimally produce an unconventional well by maximizing reservoir exposure after hydraulic fracturing operations had taken place in both the lateral and mainbore.
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 The Pressure Panacea (Oil & Gas Agenda April 2012) Sign in required
A few enthusiasts for managed pressure drilling (MPD) insist its acronym stands for ‘makes problems disappear’. Derrick Lewis, Halliburton’s global operations manager, GeoBalance Managed Pressured Drilling Service, understands the technology well.
Summary Summary China: Managed Pressure Drilling Saves 18 Days of Drilling Time and Delivers Record Horizontal Sign in required
Tarim Oilfield Company (TOC) typically encountered lost circulation and frequent gas kicks while drilling horizontal wells in the Tazhong field, Tarim Basin.
Summary Summary Mexico: GeoBalance® Optimized Pressure Drilling Service Reduces Operational Costs by Controlling Bottom Hole Pressure and Borehole Instability Sign in required
An operator required a managed pressure drilling (MPD) operation to be performed in one of the highest producing oil fields in the central portion of the State of Tabasco, South Mexico. The deviated well is in a high-temperature environment (253° C / 487° F) with a naturally fractured formation. MPD was needed in a section of the well notorious for kick and lost circulation due to pressure regressions. The nearest offset well had experienced a kick and subsequently lost over 2500 barrels of mud.
Summary Summary Mexico / Asia: GeoBalance™ Managed Pressure Drilling Service Cuts Drilling Time in Half Sign in required
Two case histories: 1. GeoBalance Managed Pressure Drilling Service Cuts Drilling Time in Half 2. GeoBalance Underbalanced Drilling Service Minimizes Reservoir Damage and Increases Production
Summary Summary India: GeoBalance® Managed Pressure Drilling Service Helps Save Rig Time in Fractured Granite Sign in required
In particular, the 8 ½-inch hole lateral section proved difficult to support in the fractured formation, with well control and drilling problems increasing costs substantially. The operator sought a solution that would mitigate well control incidents and facilitate drilling of the critical production hole.
Summary Summary Malaysia: GeoBalance® Pressurized Mud Cap Drilling Technology Delivers Safe and Efficient Drilling through Loss Prone Formations Sign in required
Using GeoBalance PMCD techniques enabled intermediate hole sections to be drilled in a controlled and safe manner resulting in significant cost savings to the operator from reduced non-productive rig time, and a reduction in drilling mud and loss treatment chemicals.
Summary Summary Comprehensive HSE and Risk Management Services for UBA Sign in required
Comprehensive HSE and Risk Management Services
Summary Summary GeoBalance® Managed Pressure Drilling Service Sign in required
A comprehensive MPD and drilling optimization solution
Summary Summary GeoBalance® Underbalanced Well Construction Sign in required
Underbalanced well construction
Summary Summary Three-Phase Well Control and Separation System Sign in required
Halliburton’s advanced three-phase, closed-loop separation and well control system* is designed specifically for underbalanced drilling applications where on-site liquid separation is not required.
Summary Summary GeoBalance Managed Pressure Drilling Services Sign in required
Comprehensive equipment options for optimized pressure drilling solutions
Summary Summary GeoBalance® Four-Phase Well Control and Separation System Sign in required
Halliburton’s advanced four-phase, closed loop separation and well control system* is designed specifically for the challenges associated with underbalanced drilling.
Summary Summary RTRE™ Real-Time Reservoir Evaluation Sign in required
Real Time Operations for Faster, Smarter Decision Making and Improved Efficiency
Summary Summary LithoFact® Rock Analysis Service Sign in required
Whole-rock analysis for reservoir insight, precise stratigraphic placement, and maximum reservoir contact
Summary Summary DrillFact™ Real-Time Monitoring Service Sign in required
Precise drilling measurements for enhanced decision-making and drilling performance
Summary Summary MaxSurvey Infographic Sign in required
Infographic about MaxSurvey
Summary Summary Survey Management Infographic Sign in required
Infographic about Survey Management
Summary Summary GasFact™ Gas Analysis Service Sign in required
Enhanced gas extraction, detection, and analysis for rapid, reliable fluid characterization. Delivers reservoir insight and enhances reservoir understanding.
Summary Summary Drilling Innovations Volume 4 Sign in required
Latest drilling technical papers
Summary Summary Oilfield Technology: M/LWD Q&A Sign in required
2017 Oilfield Technology M/LWD Q&A article discusses the applications and benefits of the Radian™ Service and 9 1/2-inch ALD™ Service
Summary Summary InSite® Direct DS R5000.9.4.5 User Quick Start Guide Sign in required
InSite® Direct DS R5000.9.4.5 User Quick Start Guide
Summary Summary Drilling Engineering Solutions - DES (External) Sign in required
As drilling complexity increases, our customers’ need for a comprehensive approach continues to grow. Halliburton is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges and engineer integrated custom solutions. This document explains the range and content of solutions offered by the new Drilling Engineering Solutions organization.
Summary Summary Oman: In soft formation, Geo-Pilot® Dirigo™ 7600 RSS drills three complex legs in one run, saving operator 32.5 hours and US$40,000 Sign in required
In a development field with a soft formation, an operator needed a solution to drill a horizontal well in three “fork-type” legs with two openhole sidetracks in one run.
Summary Summary GOM: Rotary Steerable System and Industry’s Closest At-Bit Reamer Save Operator 48 Hours and USD 2 Million Sign in required
While drilling on a deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico with a water depth of about 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), an operator encountered significant losses in a weak zone due to depleted sands near the bottom of this section of the well.
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 Oman: SOLAR Quad-Combo Saves 2-3 Days in HPHT wells Sign in required
In Oman, the operator of two high-temperature land gas wells wanted wireline-quality logs without the time and expense of wireline operations.
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 Gulf of Mexico Geo-Pilot® Dirigo 11K RSS delivers higher torque capabilities in large hole sections of deepwater well Sign in required
In this deepwater Gulf of Mexico well, three large hole sections were planned with the second and third intervals penetrating a massive salt section, which would require excellent torque and steering management.
Summary Summary USA, Alaska: Halliburton's Surface Data Logging Services Provide Critical Reservoir Analysis in Remote Field Where LWD Tool are Unable to Operate Sign in required
Located on the fringes of an established oil field, the subject well is a near-vertical exploration well north of the Tarn Field and south-west of the Kuparuk Field in the remote North Slope of Alaska. The primary challenges were drilling the well within a limited time frame, and performing an open-hole drill stem test on all potential producing intervals.
Summary Summary Bolivia: Turbopower™ ASD Turbodrills Save an Estimated Two Weeks of Rig Time Sign in required
The operator of a field in south Bolivia planned to drill a gas well in the South Andean Foothills through a Devonian formation of fractured sandstone, siltstone and shale. The overthrust faults and stressed formations are prone to “bit-sticking” and, typically, it is difficult to maintain the well path in such applications.
Summary Summary Oklahoma, USA: GABI™ Motor Solution Geosteers Exploration Well to Critical Coring Point Sign in required
Due to the short sensor-to-bit distance of the GABI motor, Sperry Drilling was able to locate and select a formation top that had previously been drilled through using other tools, precisely placing the wellbore at TD in the exact position the customer wanted.
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 Indonesia: WellSpot™ Active Magnetic Ranging Service Leads to a Successful Relief Well Interception of a Blowout Well. Sign in required
In Indonesia, an operator had a 2,160-ft (658-m) well blowout that was on fire. One of the first options for addressing a blowout is a surface intervention.
Summary Summary Canada, Alberta: GeoForce® XL motors help operator save US$2.5 million in Duvernay shale well Sign in required
By running GeoForce® XL high-performance motors to tackle high builds and long lateral sections, Sperry Drilling cut drilling time almost in half on an extended-reach well in the Duvernay shale play in Canada, reducing drilling days from 49 days to 28 days.
Summary Summary USA, Wyoming: Operator Saves $145,000 by Replacing RSS with GeoForce Motor Solution Sign in required
An operator in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin planned to drill a build and lateral section of a well into the Sussex formation, overlying the Niobrara formation, which typically has higher weight transfer issues, creating a challenge to directionally drill to final total depth (TD).
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Geosteering Solution Successfully Lands Wellbore in Difficult Section, Saving Operator USD 600,000 Sign in required
In a deepwater (water depth of over 7,000 ft (2,134 m)) location in the Gulf of Mexico, an operator was struggling to see the approaching reservoir top during the landing section.
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 India: Sperry Drilling Active WellSpot™ Ranging Saves Millions for Plug and Abandonment Job in Offshore Well Sign in required
Due to a damaged well head, an operator with an offshore well in India was faced with drilling a relief well to complete a plug and abandon operation (P&A).
Summary Summary USA, Haynesville Shale: Sperry Successfully Completes Mud Pulse System Surveys from Remote Operations Center Sign in required
The operator of a gas well in the Haynesville Shale wanted to acquire real-time well surveys with positive pulse mud telemetry without having measurement-while-drilling (MWD) personnel situated at the rig site.
Summary Summary Wyoming:Electromagnetic telemetry (EMT) system successfully helped customer reach TD in a single run in high-lost-circulation formation Sign in required
An operator in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming sought to drill an unconventional extended-reach horizontal well to a TD of 20,600 ft (6,279 m) at 11,200 ft (3,414 m) true vertical depth (TVD) while maintaining a tight window of +/- 10 ft (3 m).
Summary Summary Kuwait: Slimhole Geo-Pilot® System Saves Operator US $250,000 Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services proposed the Geo-Pilot® 5200 series rotary steerable system for optimized drilling performance and precise wellbore placement.
Summary Summary Mexico: Pemex optimizes a mature field well that is now producing three times more than nearby offset wells Sign in required
Pemex needed sonic data to calculate the mechanical properties of the reservoir in a mature field in Mexico to determine the best zones to fracture in the Jurassic Oxfordian sand formation.
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 USA, Alasaka: Sperry Drilling’s XBAT™ Azimuthal Sonic and Ultrasonic Logging-While-Drilling Service Help Stabilize Formation in Well Sign in required
In this well, drilled on a man-made island in the Beaufort Sea of Alaska, the operator’s primary objective was to log cement behind casing. Historically, well inclinations as high as 80 degrees in applications in this area create cementing challenges including micro-annulus, channeling, and fluid losses. In these high inclination wells, typical logging tools with two receiver arrays 180 degrees apart were unable to provide sufficient indication of the orientation of the azimuthal view of the casing and thus, no confirmation of where problems occurred.
Summary Summary Oklahoma, USA: First 6-3/4-inch GABI™ Motor Trial in USA Demonstrates Real-Time Value Drilling Shale Well Sign in required
The operator realized the value in knowing wellbore reactions closer to the bit provided real-time inclination updates, an improvement over previous jobs with data from sensors positioned further away from the bit. In addition, they were pleased that the GABI motor delivered the at-bit information even while sliding the motor, with no additional down time usually experienced with other imaging sensors while wiping through slides.
Summary Summary Canada: High Performance Mud Motor Technology Reduces Drilling Costs in Harsh Environment Sign in required
Rising downhole pressures and temperatures on a well in Alberta forced the operator to find alternatives to the turbine they had used to drill the initial stages of the well.
Summary Summary Ecuador: A Real-Time, Collaborative Environment to “Model, Measure and Optimize" Saves Petroamazonas Time and Doubles Production Sign in required
Petroamazonas wanted to position a well in the cleanest, most permeable portion of the reservoir and maximize reservoir contact by remaining in the “sweet spot” of the targeted sands.
Summary Summary Canada, Alberta: Real-Time Geosteering Delivers Precise Horizontal Wellbore Placement in Heavy Oil Sands Sign in required
To capture maximum reserves in the Primrose field of northern Alberta, Canada, an operator had resorted to “tagging the shale” bottom to position horizontal wells as close as possible to the base of the reservoir. The result was often a drill bit stuck in the shale, and either poor wellbore placement and lost reserves, or having to pull back and re-drill the section.
Summary Summary Argentina: Sperry Drilling uses Active Magnetic Ranging to Drill Relief Well and saves the Operator an Estimated $3 Million Sign in required
YPF contacted Halliburton to provide well control, survey management, active magnetic ranging and directional drilling services for a second relief 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 Gulf of Mexico: New Approach Enables Operator to Determine Successful Completion Operation Sign in required
In a deepwater (water depth over 4,000 ft (1,219 m)) Gulf of Mexico subsalt wellbore, an operator sought to run its completion string in a very challenging environment. The upper borehole section had undesired tortuosity and high dogleg severity that had caused operational difficulties in the past.
Summary Summary Mexico: Halliburton Sets New Field Record and Saves PEMEX $200,000 using Matched Drilling System Sign in required
PEMEX challenged Halliburton to match the competitor’s performance by drilling as fast as possible while accurately delivering the planned objectives.
Summary Summary Congo: First Use of Electromagnetic Telemetry in Offshore Environment Optimizes Drilling Operations and Saves Time Sign in required
An operator wanted to use an aphron-based mud system to help prevent fluid losses while drilling in a depleted, low-pressure reservoir. Acquiring data using conventional positive or negative mud pulse measurement-while-drilling (MWD) tools would have been difficult or impossible.
Summary Summary Angola: Geo-Pilot® XL System Successfully delivers 24-inch Section of Deepwater Exploration Well with Precise Vertical Control Sign in required
Deepwater exploration project in Angola
Summary Summary North Sea: GeoForce® Motor and 3D-i™ Software Drill HTHP Well in the North Sea Sign in required
Provide directional drilling and MWD for a 16,000-foot HP/HT exploration well.
Summary Summary Papua New Guinea: LithoSCAN™ Automated Petrography Solution Yields Results in Remote Papua New Guinea Field Test Sign in required
In the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea where logistics and complex geology make wells highly challenging to drill, customer Oil Search Limited sought data on drill cuttings from three separate wells for use in better determining reservoir geology and to support time-critical drilling decisions.
Summary Summary Norway: Operator saves at least two days by running XCAL™ LWD caliper tool to determine hole quality and proper cement calculations Sign in required
To develop an offshore well in Norway, an operator needed to perform proper cement calculations, confirm that the hole was properly reamed, and evaluate packer placement for completion.
Summary Summary Brazil: Devon Energy Saves over US$ 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 Colombia: GeoForce® XL Downhole Motor Delivers Best in Class Performance in Castilla Field Sign in required
Ecopetrol wanted to improve drilling performance in the 12 ½-inch hole section of the well to help reduce overall drilling time and associated costs by ten percent.
Summary Summary Guf of Mexico: GeoTap® Tester Obtains Pressure at 7000 psi to Provide Understanding of Depleted Sand Reservoir Sign in required
Sperry provided a GeoTap tester that could work at up to 10,000 psi overbalance; this was combined with a M/LWD triple combo package and run with Sperry directional drilling services.
Summary Summary Thailand: Optimized Geosteering Solution Delivers Maximum Reservoir Exposure in Geometrically-Complicated Environment Sign in required
Precisely place two horizontal well bores without exiting the reservoir.
Summary Summary North Dakota: GeoForce® XL Enhanced Performance Motors Excel in North Dakota Shale Sign in required
Challenge: Safely and economically drill the 8.75-inch vertical sections of two shale oil wells in the Williston Basin in one bit/BHA run per well.
Summary Summary Nigeria: XBAT™ Azimuthal Sonic and Ultrasonic LWD Service Delivers Real-Time Shear and Compression Data to Help Stabilize Shale Formation in Deepwater Well Sign in required
An operator in Nigeria drilling a shale well in 3,827 feet (1,666 meters) of water encountered issues in determining the actual minimum mud weights needed to maintain stability of the formation.
Summary Summary Thailand: SOLAR® M/LWD Services Used on Thousands of High-Temperature Wells in the Gulf of Thailand Sign in required
SOLAR® M/LWD Services Used on Thousands of High-Temperature Wells in the Gulf of Thailand
Summary Summary China: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo RSS Delivers Record-Setting Run in Tarim Basinsaving Three Days of Rig Time Sign in required
Precise Geosteering through Thin Target Zones Delivers 98% Reservoir Exposure
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 Oman: Operator Locates Top of Fish Target with ABI™ Sensor Sign in required
An operator working in a mature field in Oman attempted to drill a deviated well, but, while drilling the 8½-in. (215.9-mm) buildup section, the bottomhole assembly (BHA) became stuck for approximately a month.
Summary Summary Venezuela: Petrocedeño, Venezuela, Uses InSite ADR™ Sensor and StrataSteer® 3D Service for Optimal Wellbore Placement Sign in required
Petrocedeño was able to steer the wellpath into the best reservoir target, reducing geological uncertainties, optimizing drilling operations and delivering an improvement in net pay.
Summary Summary Russia: Slimhole Resistivity Sensor Helps Invigorate Mature Field Sign in required
TNK-BP in Russia was looking to ncrease production from its mature Western Siberia oil fields. There was a pressing need for logging-while-drilling (LWD) resistivity tools that could help navigate to bypassed pockets of oil, however with 146-mm (5-3/4-inch) production casing already installed in most wells, a special slimhole LWD resistivity sensor was required.
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 Latin America: IPM Helps Operator Save Estimated USD 1 Million for New Wells, While Increasing Production in Mature Field Sign in required
During a drilling campaign in Latin America, an operator discovered that some legacy mature wells lacked adequate survey data, thus increasing the level of uncertainty and the risk of below-acceptable separation factors (SFs), or clearance, for drilling new wells.
Summary Summary Venezuela: Sperry’s Geosteering Solution Positions Wellbore in 100 Percent Productive Sands Sign in required
Using advanced geosteering technology that included the ADR sensor and StrataSteer 3D services, Sperry Drilling delivered this horizontal wellbore in the best reservoir area, avoiding a possible water contact zone while positioning 2,100 feet of horizontal hole in 100% productive sand.
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 Gulf of Mexico: Real–Time Density Imaging Guides Successful Single Run from Kick-off to TD in Horizontal Shale Well Sign in required
In this horizontal shale well application, the customer wanted to maintain wellbore placement within predefined zone(s), with the ability to quickly determine when faults were crossed so well plan changes could be made to stay in the correct bed boundary.
Summary Summary USA, Texas: Electromagnetic Telemetry Delivers Reliable Communications and Reduces Operational Time while Drilling on Air Sign in required
Barnett Shale: Drill an interval using an electromagnetic telemetry (EMT) service in a “dry” air drilling environment with an air hammer to reduce operational time.
Summary Summary Kazakhstan: Sperry Geo-Pilot Rotary Steerable System Helps Deliver Customer's Deepest, Fastest Well in Karachaganak Sign in required
Delivered using the Geo-Pilot system to provide verticality without compromising ROP, both wells set new field records, with well 9822 finishing 14 days ahead of schedule, and well 9828 achieving a field-record depth as well as finishing 15 days ahead of objective.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Sperry Combines ALD™ and DGR™ Sensor Data for Innovative Solution in Difficult GOM Deepwater Well Sign in required
In this deepwater well in the Gulf of Mexico, the customer began experiencing problems with the borehole after successfully drilling to the conventional core point of the main reservoir.
Summary Summary Asia Pacific: Active Performance Benchmarking MaxActivity™ Software Analysis Reduces Invisible Lost Time, Improves Efficiency and Saves Operator over $1 Million Sign in required
The operator needed a solution to improve performance across its fleet by identifying inefficiency and driving a performance culture.
Summary Summary Egypt: GeoForce® XL Motor Powers through Hard Formation, Reducing Drilling Time by 54 Hours Sign in required
The GeoForce XL motor achieved remarkable success with an approximate 40 percent increase in ROP versus standard performance mud motors in offset wells.
Summary Summary USA, Colorado: Independent energy company cut horizontal drilling time by more than half Sign in required
Halliburton helped reduce horizontal drilling days from more than 18 to less than nine, consistently beating targets by 30 percent.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Sperry M/LWD Tools Perform in Environment Exceeding 30,000 psi Sign in required
Provide M/LWD tools capable of operating in the estimated 30,000 psi or higher pressure environment, drilling a 10,000 foot (3,048 meter) or longer salt section.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrills Deliver Record Performance in First Turbine-Drilled Horizontal Well in Brazil’s ‘Pre-Salt’ Carbonates Sign in required
In this deepwater well drilled from a semi-submersible offshore Brazil, the challenge was to drill a long lateral in a very tough and hard-to-drill formation of silicified carbonates, achieving the directional plan while minimizing costs.
Summary Summary Canada: Operator Saves Over 27 Days of Rig Time Drilling Gas Wells in Difficult Shale Formation Sign in required
The operator planned a four-well pad in the challenging Komie area of North East British Columbia, designing gas wells with 700 meter (2,300 feet) surface holes followed by monobore horizontals with a total measured depth (MD) averaging 4,200 meters (13,780 feet).
Summary Summary Haynesville Shale LA, USA: ExtremeHT-200™ M/LWD Sensors Help Operator Save Over US$145,000 Sign in required
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 Kazakhstan: First Complete Wireline Replacement in Kazakhstan Sign in required
Explore alternative means to acquire the well information while reducing rig time and eliminating multiple logging runs.
Summary Summary GOM: DrillDOC™ and Geo-Pilot® RSS Services Drill Multiple Salt Sections to TD in Single Runs Sign in required
While drilling a vertical well in 4,500 ft (1,372 m) of water, a Gulf of Mexico operator reached a challenging 17,000-ft (5,182-m) salt section (which was notorious for wellbore instability and inclinational deviation) at 5,255 ft (1,602 m) measured depth (MD).
Summary Summary UK: Operator improves reservoir understanding in a complex-fracture horizontal well in hard-rock granite basement Sign in required
In an offshore well in the United Kingdom (UK), the operator wanted to perform an evaluation of a complex-fracture horizontal well in a hard-rock granite basement. It was critical to identify faults, along with large and small fractures, in order to determine if the reservoir was economically viable to produce.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: GeoTap® Formation Pressure Tester Saves Operator US $3 - 6 Million Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services recommended the GeoTap® formation pressure tester for real-time formation pressure measurements.
Summary Summary Philippines: First Use of Short Radius Technology in Philippines Reduces Drilling Time Sign in required
The well located offshore Philippines in 100 m (328 ft) of water required a sidetrack after producing hydrocarbons with a high water cut.
Summary Summary Brunei: ADT® Optimization Service Helps Ensure Critical Hole Cleaning, Cuts NPT in Long ERD Well Sign in required
In order to deliver their production requirements for the year, an operator needed to successfully drill and case a 20,000-foot (6,096-meter) extended reach well located offshore Brunei in 108 feet (33 meters) of water. Because hole cleaning is always a challenge in Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) wells, the operator sought risk management support related to hole cleaning and friction factor monitoring that would ensure the well reached planned target depth (TD).
Summary Summary Mexico: Optimized Drilling Performance Overcomes Multiple Challenges to Save Millions Sign in required
Offshore Mexico The Cantarell-2119 heavy oil well is located offshore Mexico, water depth 46 m (150 ft), in a block bounded by faults on both the east and west, presenting challenges that include total lost circulation zones and rock with high compressive strength averaging about 35,000 to 40,000 psi.
Summary Summary Oman: GeoForce® Motor Saves Operator 7.5 Drilling Days with Fewest Number of Bit Runs in History of Field Sign in required
An operator in Oman had been using two different bottomhole assemblies (BHAs) to drill a 12-1/4-inch vertical section for unconventional wells.
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 UK North Sea: SOLAR™ Geo-Pilot® XL Rotary Steerable System and SOLAR™ Logging-While-Drilling Tools Enable Drilling of High-Temperature Wells in UK North Sea Sign in required
Sperry Drilling Services was approached by an operator to drill their high-temperature field appraisal campaign in the central sector of the UK North Sea.
Summary Summary Canada, Alberta: Real-Time Geosteering Delivers Optimal Wellbore Placement in Thin Coal Reservoir Sign in required
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 Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Delivers Longest Run in Brazil Pre-Salt Sign in required
Safely and economically drill the 8-1/2 inch interval of a deepwater pre-salt geological formation.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Delivers Field Record ROP in Pre-Salt Carbonates and Saves Three Days of Rig Time Sign in required
In spite of the poor drillability of the challenging formation, the Sperry Turbopower turbine delivered the fastest ROP in the pre-salt of this field, drilling the 8-1/2-inch hole 348 meters to total depth in 79.55 hours, achieving a field record ROP of 4.4 m/hr and saving the operator three days of rig time.
Summary Summary Russia: LukOil Reduced Drilling and Casing Operations by Eight Days using Sperry Drilling's ADT Drilling Optimization Service Sign in required
LukOil sought to reduce time for drilling and casing operations on their directional wells where formation instability had been identified.
Summary Summary USN-Canada: Operator improves reservoir exposure to 100% with innovative Sperry Drilling geosteering solution despite hole-size challenge Sign in required
With a drilling program of multiple unconventional wells, an operator in Alberta, Canada has been searching for a solution to improve the economic viability of its assets to a lower cost per BOE.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Talisman Uses Sperry’s Evader® MWD Gyro Service to Avoid Downhole Collisions Sign in required
Evader® Gyro-While-Drilling (GWD) service was used to closely monitor bottomhole assembly (BHA) progress inside the magnetic interference zone.
Summary Summary Middle East: Geo-Pilot® delivers field record ROP and reduces drilling time to more than US $267,000 on extended reach well Sign in required
An operator in the Middle East wanted to improve drilling efficiency on its extended-reach offshore project.
Summary Summary Mexico: PEMEX geodirige el pozo de bajo balancecon tuberías de perforación “cableadas” de alta velocidad Sign in required
La compañía de petróleo propiedad del estado, PEMEX, recientemente finalizó la perforación del primer pozo en el mundo utilizando una nueva exitosa interfaz entre LWD, MWD y las herramientas del sistema de dirección giratoria (RSS) de Sperry Drilling Services y un único sistema de telemetría de tubería de perforación “cableada” de IntelliServ Inc., una división de Grant Prideco.
Summary Summary North Sea: Geo-Pilot® GXT Rotary Steerable System Helps Double ROP Sign in required
In a gas condensate development well in the UK central North Sea, an operator needed to drill through the hard Upper Cretaceous Chalk Group of formations with the highest rate of penetration (ROP) possible while performing constant directional work.
Summary Summary North Dakota, USA: GeoForce® XL Motor Beats Drilling Curve to Kick-off Point with an Estimated Rig Time Savings of $30,000 Sign in required
The GeoForce XL 6/7 motor successfully achieved the operator’s objective to improve drilling performance, reaching the KOP one full day ahead of the curve. This performance beat all recent wells in the operator’s database by 10 drilling hours, and resulted in an estimated rig time savings of $30,000.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Reduces Drilling Time by Eight Days on Record Run Sign in required
Sperry delivered the longest run to date in Brazil using a turbine. The Turbopower turbodrill drilled the entire 905 meters (2,968 feet) section in one run and saved at least one bit trip.
Summary Summary Mexico: Halliburton Saves Time Drilling with the GeoForce® Enhanced Performance Motor in an Abrasive Environment Sign in required
An operator drilling an onshore development well needed to drill through the abrasive formation of unconsolidated, fine-grained sands of the Queen City formation.
Summary Summary United States: No-Access Active Ranging Saves USD 2.5 Million and over 25 Days Sign in required
Sperry’s Ranging WellSpot RGR Service Saves $2.5 Million for Plug and Abandon Operation
Summary Summary Malaysia: ADT® Drilling Optimization Service Helps Eliminate Stick-Slip in Deviated Wells Sign in required
ADT® drilling optimization service After-Action Review (AAR) was requested, along with recommended solutions for use in the last two wells.
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 GOM: An operator saved an estimated US$500,000 by staying completely within the target window Sign in required
An operator in the Gulf of Mexico wanted to increase production and recovery in a mature field, but was faced by two main challenges.
Summary Summary Venezuela: Petroindependencia Drills the Longest ERD Well While Staying 100 Percent in Target Zone Sign in required
Petroindependencia, a Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) joint venture, operates in the Orinoco oil belt, where the target reservoirs are located in the Morichal member of the Oficina formation, which can be characterized as a shallow, unconsolidated formation.
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 Angola: QBAT™ LWD Tool Delivers Reliable Compressional Sonic Data in Fast Pre-Salt Formation, Eliminating Need for Wireline Logging in High-Cost Deepwater Environment Sign in required
In up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) of water, offshore Angola, oil companies are exploring the potential of the pre-salt environment which overlays carbonates and sandstone but is primarily hard rock. Typically when logging such “fast” formations, where shear velocity is faster than the compressional velocity of the fluid in the borehole, timeconsuming wireline logging is needed because logging-while-drilling (LWD) sonic tools cannot always acquire reliable compressional sonic data.
Summary Summary Brazil: Operator Saves US$75 Million in Ultra-Deepwater Well with High Vibration and Salt Creep Issues Sign in required
An operator had a plan to drill a 5,734-ft (1,748-m) ultra-deepwater well in 149 days that was characterized as having high vibration issues in a salt formation and a long history of competitor failures.
Summary Summary Mexico: QBAT™ sensor helps Pemex to achieve sonic data in large 26 inch complicated soft-formation well Sign in required
In an exploratory well in the Akal field of Mexico, one of the main objectives of Pemex was to obtain reliable, high quality LWD information while drilling a 26-inch hole in a difficult soft formation.
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 Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Helps Save 12 Rig Days in Offshore Brazil Pre-Salt Sign in required
When slow rate of penetration (ROP) made it necessary to pull the rotary steerable assembly from this high-cost, deepwater well located in 1,943 meters (6,375 feet) of water, the operator needed a solution that would provide faster drilling while maintaining directional control in the very hard formation.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: GABI™ Motor Provides Superior At-Bit Technology for Real-Time Geosteering on GOM Continental Shelf Sign in required
The 4,952-foot (1,509-meter) hole section was delivered as planned in a single run (eliminating additional BHA changes), drilling 100 percent of the target sand. The interval was drilled in 43.5 drilling hours with an average rate of penetration of 114 feet per hour.
Summary Summary Canada: Turbopower Turbodrill Helps Operator Save USD 260,000 Drilling Gas Well in Montney Shale Sign in required
In a Montney shale gas well, Sperry Drilling services successfully reduced drilling time and delivered significant cost savings by using a Turbopower turbodrill and diamond impregnated bit to drill the hard formations.
Summary Summary Egypt: First Turbopower™ Turbodrill Application in Egypt Successfully Powers through Abrasive, High-Temperature Formation to Save Operator Over $450,000 Sign in required
In one of the most challenging high temperature applications in Egypt, an operator planned to drill a gas well in the western desert. Their objective was to land the 6-inch hole through the high temperature, very abrasive kaolinite siltstone formation known to cause slow rate-of-penetration (ROP) and tool failure.
Summary Summary Venezuela: With 107 Percent Increase in ROP, Operator Saves Seven Days with Turbopower™ Drilling Sign in required
Operating in a well containing highly abrasive sandstone, the operator’s primary objective was to drill vertically through an approximately 1,100-ft (335-m) production section in two runs, with one trip out to surface planned for replacing the bit.
Summary Summary Abu Dhabi: GeoTap® Tester Delivers Real-Time Pressure Helping ADCO Increase ROP by 20% Sign in required
ADCO required real-time confirmation of the predicted formation pressure while drilling a 6-inch horizontal hole in an Abu Dhabi oil field.
Summary Summary Canada Alberta: Operator Reports Total Estimated Savings of More Than US$7.6 Million Sign in required
An operator working in the McMurray formation of northern Alberta, Canada, sought to increase operational efficiency and decrease total days per well. The operator had previously taken seven to eight days to drill a well at an approximate cost of US$997,000 (C$1.3 million) per well.
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: Operator Gathers Valuable Formation Features with the Only Service in Larger Hole Sizes Sign in required
Due to a lack of seismic data in a challenging remote location offshore in the Middle East, an operator was drilling several deepwater pilot holes for gas exploration in order to gain as much information as possible for well correlation and to gather insight into understanding the geological structure and depositional environment.
Summary Summary India: Tubopower Turbodrill Reduces Drilling Time by 15 Days, Saving an Estimated USD 300,000 in a Deep Directional Well Sign in required
Halliburton successfully reduced drilling days and delivered significant cost savings using Sperry Drilling service;s Turbopower with Drill Bits and Services diamond impregnated bit for drilling the first of eight deep wells an operator planned to drill in a remote location in India.
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 USA, Texas: Halliburton Matched System Helps save Operator an Estimated $60,000 Delivering One-Run Curve and Lateral Sign in required
An operator drilling in the Permian basin wanted to improve drilling efficiency by reducing the number of runs required to drill a horizontal well in West Texas.
Summary Summary Brazil: Drilling Operations at Petrobras’ Deepwater Mexilhão Well Completed in Record Time, Saving Rig Time and $7.5 Million Sign in required
After a string of failures by another drilling contractor, Petrobras called Sperry Drilling to ask if they could finish the last section of the well.
Summary Summary United Kingdom: Active Performance Benchmarking with Halliburton's MaxActivity™ Analysis Tool Facilitates Step-Change Performance for Operator and Saves $20 Million Sign in required
The operator needed to improve well delivery and achieve top quartile (TQ) performance by identifying gaps and driving opportunities.
Summary Summary Papua New Guinea: AFR™ Sensor Helps Major Operator Isolate Problematic Shale Formation, Saving Valuable Rig Time Sign in required
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 Mexico: Sperry Drilling’s New Data Compression Software Facilitates Geosteering Within Thin Reservoir while Significantly Reducing Drilling Time Sign in required
In this shale gas well in the Eagle Ford play in Mexico, the primary objective was to drill a horizontal well with maximum lateral exposure within the 10 feet (3 meters) thick production zone. The challenge was to stay in the relatively thin shale pay zone while maintaining an aggressive rate of penetration.
Summary Summary Oklahoma, USA: Geo-Pilot® GXT System and DrillDOC® Tool Help Improve Drilling Performance in Shale Reservoir Sign in required
An operator in Oklahoma recently saved three days of drilling time by using a drilling solution provided by Sperry Drilling comprised of a Geo-Pilot® GXT rotary steerable system and a DrillDOC® drilling optimization tool.
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 United States: Sperry Drilling Passive Ranging Leads to Successful Re-Entry and Helps Salvage an 18,000 Foot (5,486 Meter) Well Sign in required
This production well of over 18,000 feet (5,486 meters) in South Texas was at risk of compromising multiple wells in the vicinity due to a drilling BHA becoming stuck less than 200 feet (61 meters) from the casing shoe, at a depth of 5300 feet (1,615 meters).
Summary Summary Angola: GeoTap® Formation Pressure Tester Delivers Quality Pressure Data While Saving Valuable Rig Time Sign in required
The operator needed to evaluate pressure for surveillance purposes and connectivity of the reservoir, but with hole inclination of 75 degrees and a high turn in the hole, wireline pressure testing was not an option.
Summary Summary Angola: Successful Introduction of the Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Enhanced Dogleg Rotary Steerable System in Deepwater Block Sign in required
An operator drilling an exploration well a deepwater Angola field challenged Halliburton to drill the 12-1/4-inch hole section from shoe-to-shoe in one run using a rotary steerable system instead of following standard operational procedure for this field.
Summary Summary India: Geo-Pilot Rotary Steerable System Helps Eliminate NPT in Deepwater Gas Well Sign in required
Offshore India The operator drilling a deepwater (water depth 2,400 m / 7,874 ft) gas well had experienced problems with the wellbore driling in a previous section of the well.
Summary Summary North Sea: Halliburton Increases Hole Quality and Saves Time in North Sea Sign in required
The operator wanted to avoid poor hole quality because of the problems with installing liners and the increased likelihood of casing failures.
Summary Summary Oman: StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service with the ADR™ Sensor Help Deliver Five Times More Production Sign in required
Drill a 900 meter (2,953 ft) lateral, maintaining well trajectory within the 3-5 meter (10-16 ft) thick complex reservoir.
Summary Summary Oman: Operator Proves Cost Savings With LWD High-Resolution Imaging Service Sign in required
Borehole imaging is one of the most rapidly advancing technologies in wireline logging and logging while drilling (LWD). In an onshore horizontal well in Oman, an operator needed more details of the geology in the reservoir in order to gain a better understanding of the distribution of faults, natural fractures, borehole breakouts, and drilling-induced fractures along the well path.
Summary Summary North Sea, Norway: Operator Successfully Runs 5 ¾-inch Slim-Hole Drilling Operation with Geo-Pilot® RSS System Sign in required
In a mature field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf of the North Sea, an operator had attempted twice to drill a new extended-reach drilling (ERD) wellbore with a 2.05 measured depth (MD) to true vertical depth (TVD) ratio that resulted in the bottomhole assembly (BHA) becoming lost in hole above the reservoir.
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 Colombia: Drilling Engineering Solutions helps operator save US $129,000 Sign in required
Faced with the need to reduce costs and increase operating efficiency while increasing well complexity, an operator turned to Halliburton’s Drilling Engineering Solutions (DES) team for a customized engineering analysis and integrated solution.
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 Algeria: QBAT™ Multipole Sonic Sensor Replaces Wireline Run Sign in required
In this horizontal well in an Algerian gas field, the operator wanted to determine formation porosity and mechanical properties without using conventional neutron porosity tools with radioactive sources, because their use in the region is highly restricted.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Gulf of Mexico Longest Run Record Sign in required
Unocal case history
Summary Summary West Africa: InSite AFR™ Sensor Delivers High-Resolution Images for Reservoir Fracture Characterization Sign in required
Acquire high-resolution borehole images while drilling the wells to characterize the fractures and rock texture in order to predict injector performance.
Summary Summary Brunei: Slim Hole GeoTap® Formation Pressure Tester Obtains Critical Pressures in Oversized Hole after Unsuccessful Deployment of Wireline Tools on Pipe Sign in required
After two unsuccessful attempts to deploy a wireline formation tester on pipe into openhole, the customer considered sidetracking this well in order to obtain pressure measurements that were essential to confirm gas reservoir volumes.
Summary Summary Middle East: New GeoTap® Formation Pressure Tester Pad Design Yields Zero Failures, Zero Nonproductive Time during Formation Testing While Drilling Extended Reach Wells Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services was contracted to drill offshore wells in the Middle East region where the customer required formation pressure points to be taken approximately every 200 feet (61 meters) while drilling the 6-1/8-inch hole sections of multiple extended reach wells. Sperry Drilling ran the GeoTap® formation pressure tester, which extends a test pad against the borehole wall to measure formation pressure, but soon recognized the standard pad design was not ideal in the harsh drilling environment. To address the need for a pad for use in harsher environments, Sperry Drilling responded by designing and introducing a more durable and robust pad design that immediately enabled the GeoTap tester to obtain the pressure samples needed without trips for failure and with zero associated nonproductive time (NPT).
Summary Summary Colorado, USA: Sperry’s Directional Drilling and Measurement-While-Drilling Services Key in Piceance Basin Tight Gas Development Project Sign in required
Sperry’s excellent drilling performance with minimal failures and reduced operational times has allowed the operator to achieve the best performance results in the Piceance Basin.
Summary Summary USA, Oklahoma: Turbopower™ Turbodrills Deliver High Build-Rate Curve and Lateral through Abrasive Grante Wash Sign in required
In this well, the operator challenged Sperry Drilling services to provide a solution that would achieve the necessary build rate in the curve to land the well at proper depth, and drill the lateral section with minimal directional corrections – drilling both sections as fast as possible while delivering good hole quality.
Summary Summary India: Optimized Drilling Performance Delivers 99.68 Percent Operating Efficiency and Helps Operator Save US$ One Million Sign in required
Over the course of more than 50 extended reach wells drilled in water depths from 45 m to 75 m (148 - 246 ft), the customer’s primary challenge was to drill the 12 ¼-inch sections at optimum rates of penetration (ROP) while ensuring efficient hole cleaning through long shale sections using a synthetic oil-based mud system.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Comprehensive Halliburton Solution Includes World’s Deepest Formation Pressure Test in Deepwater Extended Reach Well Drilled around a Salt Structure Sign in required
In order to drill this deepwater extended reach well while acquiring formation pressures in the harsh environment, Sperry Drilling recommended a solution that combined the Geo-Pilot® rotary steerable system with quad combo formation evaluation sensors and GeoTap® formation pressure testing services.
Summary Summary Venezuela: ADR™ sensor geosteers and places the wellbore entirely in the "sweet spot" with better reservoir properties Sign in required
In a complex environment in Venezuela, a conventional well presented a challenge for optimal well placement because of changes in the lateral facies, creating high stratigraphic uncertainty.
Summary Summary Middle East: AFR™ Guides Horizontal Wellbore Within Two-Foot Narrow Target Zone And Saves $1.25 Million Per Lateral Sign in required
Harsh desert conditions of a mature field in a remote Middle East location were only part of the challenge this operator faced in planning a horizontal well through a fractured carbonate formation.
Summary Summary United States, Alaska: Interpolated In-Field Referencing (IFR2) service confirms accuracy of MWD data Sign in required
When an oncoming magnetic storm capable of causing errors in survey calculations was approaching, a customer’s drilling engineer for a rig on Alaska’s North Slope asked Sperry Drilling Alaska Survey Management Group to provide the interpolated In-Field Referencing (IFR2) service for the storm’s duration.
Summary Summary Middle East: Remote Operating Centers Successfully Optimize Geosteering Efforts to Maximize Exposure in Extremely Thin Clastic Reservoir Sign in required
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 Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo System Delivers Record High Dogleg Solution Sign in required
In this mature field, the operator faced the challenge of drilling through a formation where the overlying soft shale section had made it extremely difficult to achieve good build rates in the past, and inefficient slide drilling with a motor was commonplace.
Summary Summary Egypt: Petrobel Successfully Field Tests GeoForce in Egypt Sign in required
Improved average ROP nearly 180 percent over conventional motors used in two offset wells. Further boosted ROP by 40 percent over competitor’s premium motor used in previous well, cutting rig time by two more days.
Summary Summary Egypt, Mediterranean: Halliburton Delivers Vertical Well in Deepwater High-Pressure High-Temperature Environment and Saves Customer over US $1.8 Million Sign in required
Sperry Drilling was approached by an operator to drill a vertical well in the deepwater, high-pressure high-temperature environment of the Mediterranean Sea, where maximum temperature and pressure were approximately 390° F (199° C) and 20,000 psi.
Summary Summary Australia: Geo-Pilot® GXT System Improves ROP by 30% and Reduces Drilling Time in Hard Limestone Formation Sign in required
The operator of an Australian oil field required a solution to reduce destructive vibration and improve rates of penetration (ROP) while drilling a troublesome hard limestone and chert formation.
Summary Summary Canada: Accurate Geosteering Helps to Precisely Position a Wellbore in a Cyclic Steam Application for Optimized Oil Recovery Sign in required
Geosteer a horizontal well for precise wellbore placement in the heavy oil reservoir, 2 meters (6.6 feet) above a lower shale boundary.
Summary Summary Norway: Hydro Uses ADR Sensor for Optimal Well Placement Sign in required
InSite ADR® Sensor case history, Hydro, North Sea
Summary Summary Sperry Remote Operations Center™ (ROC™) in Saudi Arabia Sign in required
On a multi-well project, leveraging knowledge and experience gained on other projects in the area to timely detect problems, prevent damage to wells, and continue drilling on schedule.
Summary Summary Argentina: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo System Helps Shave Five Days from Plan, Drilling Long Horizontal Section in One Run Sign in required
The operator drilling a shale oil well in Argentina wanted to reduce operating time and associated costs while drilling both the build and horizontal sections in an 8-1/2 inch hole size.
Summary Summary Mexico: Sperry Delivers Vertical Well with Rotary Steerable and Saves Pemex US$ 1.4 Million Sign in required
Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) needed to drill a vertical exploratory well to define the boundary of the offshore Kayab field. Maintaining verticality would pose a significant challenge, as the formation presented a high tendency to cause deviation while drilling.
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 South Asia: Short Radius Drilling Technology Enhances Production in Depleted Fields Sign in required
The operator of a mature offshore oil field was seeking an economical solution for their field redevelopment project to access bypassed reserves and increase oil production.
Summary Summary Texas, USA: GABI™ Motor Helps Deliver Well 100 Percent in Target Zone Sign in required
While drilling the 7,500-foot (2,286-meters) horizontal section of a 14,000-foot (4,267.2-meters) well in the Wolfcamp Shale in west Texas, the customer faced a 2,000-foot (609.6-meters) section with a slight anticline in the middle. Starting at about 9,300-feet (2,834.6-meters) measured depth (MD), the target zone sloped upwards from 6,000-feet (1,828.8-meters) true vertical depth (TVD) to 5,900-feet (1798.32-meters) TVD, and back down again to 6,000-feet (1,828.8-meters) TVD. Previous attempts at drilling this zone had resulted in breaking out of the top of the target formation, and losing hundreds of feet of productive interval. Additionally, this zone needed to be drilled smoothly to aid in running casing for completion.
Summary Summary Mexico: GeoTap® Service Saves Pemex Approximately US$2 Million by Determining Correct Casing Point Sign in required
Offshore Mexico, Pemex was drilling a deepwater oil-producing well in the Maximino field and needed to measure formation pressure to calibrate the geomechanical model in order to properly set a 9-7/8-in. casing shoe.
Summary Summary UAE: First Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Rotary Steerable Run in UAE Lands Complex Sign in required
An operator planned the first fork-type multilateral well design in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be drilled from an offshore platform. The complexity of the program would require advanced geosteering capabilities to achieve maximum reservoir contact and precise placement of the forked-shape laterals with full accessibility for well intervention. The target was just 600 feet (183 meters) south of the platform and required a “pregnant lady” well profile through a very challenging shale formation where historically no directional work is recommended. With only one available platform slot, located on the northwest side, the well would first have to be nudged and turned in the 16-inch hole in order to reduce surface collision risk, and would then encounter a channel at the 13-3/8-inch casing point known to cause huge losses. In the 12 ¼-inch hole, a required open-hole sidetrack would present yet another challenge. And furthermore, the 8-½-inch lateral interval would have to be maintained within the reservoir target of just two feet (0.61 meters) in thickness.
Summary Summary GOM: Using GeoTap® LWD Formation Pressure Tester, Operator Saves Estimated USD 2 Million Sign in required
A major operator in deepwater Gulf of Mexico needed to replace a failed water injector well to support a maturing field, which was having subsidence and well integrity problems due to a lack of water drive support.
Summary Summary Brazil: Record Run with T245 Turbodrill Eliminates Extra Bit Trip and Reduces Drilling Time by Twenty Hours Sign in required
Sperry delivered the entire 557 meter (1,827 feet) section in one run at an average ROP of 1.72 meters/hr (5.64 feet/hr) and eliminated the additional planned bit trip.
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 Indonesia: EM Telemetry Service Facilitates Record Performance in Geothermal Drilling Campaign Sign in required
In numerous multi-well projects in Indonesia, several major operators were challenged with minimizing drilling time in geothermal wells where lost circulation and stuck pipe issues were expected.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: QBAT™ Multipole Sonic Tool Eliminates Wireline Run to Identify Top of Cement in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Sign in required
One operator challenged Sperry Drilling services to provide a means of identifying the top of cement in deepwater wells, without the costly and time-consuming wireline cement bond logging which greatly impedes deepwater drilling operations.
Summary Summary USA, Devonian Shales, Appalachian Basin: Equitable Resources Reduces Drilling Costs by ~$100,000 Per Well Using Electromagnetic Telemetry Technology Sign in required
Equitable needed to drill multiple underbalanced wells in a field with soft formations imbedded with hard stringers.
Summary Summary Balikpapan: ROC Capabilities Enhance Vibration Mitigation for Geo-Pilot® System Record Run Sign in required
In the Nubi Field, offshore Indonesia, a gas development well in 226 feet (69 meters) of water required the critical 12-¼-inch section to penetrate a limestone formation with hard cemented stringers. Typically, in this section, various modes of vibration and problems with sensor pulse detection would damage drilling equipment and hinder formation evaluation data acquisition, slowing progress and raising costs with excessive tripping.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Geo-Pilot® GXT 9600 Rotary Steerable System + Quad-Combo Solution Delivers Section Benchmark Performance in Ultra-Deepwater Exploration Well, Saving Operator Approximately $2,200,000 Sign in required
This exploratory well in ultra-deepwater near the marine border between the U.S. and Mexican Gulf of Mexico, presented challenging water depths of over 8,000 feet (2,500 meters), a seabed temperature of approximately 35 degrees Fahrenheit (3.5 degrees Celsius), and restrained logistics due to severe weather. The “J” profile well was planned to evaluate hydrocarbon potential in a reservoir located under a multi-fault block near a salt dome. Downhole stress could impact build capability during drilling and make it difficult to achieve the planned well trajectory, which had a maximum inclination of 28.5 degrees and azimuth of 165 degrees.
Summary Summary U.S, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico: Stellar® LWD Suite Successfully Runs in High-Pressure Environment and Saves Operator $12 Million Sign in required
Two case histories: 1. Stellar® LWD Suite Successfully Runs in High-Pressure Environment and Saves Operator $12 Million 2. Stellar® LWD Suite Wipe Contradicts Existing Log and Saves Operator $170,000
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 Alaska, USA: Pioneer Natural Resources Uses Active Magnetic Ranging to Avoid Risk ofWellbore Collision Sign in required
The Oooguruk project, three miles off the coast of Alaska’s North Slope, is a six-acre island built by Pioneer Natural Resources Co. to enable drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean.
Summary Summary Algeria: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Delivers Record Run Sign in required
Safely and economically drill the 8-1/2 inch interval of the Hamra Quartzite formation, a very hard rock section
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 Colombia: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Rotary Steerable System Consistently Delivers High Build Rates and Helps HOCOL Save Five Days of Drilling Time Sign in required
Eliminate sliding time and improve hole quality using a rotary steerable system.
Summary Summary Mexico: ADR Guides Geosteering Service to Drill for the First Offshore Horizontal Well to Increase Production in a Particular Field in Mexico Sign in required
Seeking to increase production from its mature operating fields by incorporating commercial production of light hydrocarbons, Pemex planned to drill the first horizontal well in this particular offshore field in Mexico.
Summary Summary Southern USA: AFR™ Sensor Delivers High-Resolution Imaging in Tight Gas Field Sign in required
The operator of a tight gas field sought to increase their reservoir understanding. However, wireline imaging tools were getting stuck in deviated wells in the heavily fractured formation.
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 Azerbaijan: Operator Achieves Record-Breaking Telemetry Rates Despite Challenging Environment Sign in required
JetPulse™ high-data-rate (HDR) telemetry enables operator to anticipate and react to potential problems before significant nonproductive time (NPT) can occur
Summary Summary USA, Texas: LaserStrat® In-Field Service Helps Deliver Vastly Higher Sign in required
Obtain detailed reservoir information for optimum hydraulic fracturing along the lateral to improve the percentage of fractured intervals.
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 Brazil: Operator Saves USD 3.4 Million in Presalt Drilling Sign in required
In Brazil’s presalt deepwater reservoirs, being able to accurately drill to the well plan at water depths of over 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) is difficult because of the long and complex salt sections present before reaching the hydrocarbons.
Summary Summary Norway: North Sea Operator Saves 3.8 Million NOK Drilling Two Sections with One BHA Sign in required
Geo-Pilot® 9600 series system with MWD and a special two-stage hole-opening device to drill two sections of different diameters, rather than using a separate drilling package for each section.
Summary Summary USA, North Dakota: Planning, Collaboration and an Optimized Drilling Performance Deliver Record-Breaking Extended Reach Unconventionals Wells in Bakken/Three Forks Sign in required
An operator's objective was to drill two extended reach wells, followed by drilling three more wells with 50 percent longer laterals
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: ALD™ Sensor Provides High-Quality Formation Density Measurements in Challenging Low-Angle, Bi-Center Wellbore Sign in required
Two case histories: ALD™ Sensor Provides High-Quality Formation Density Measurements in Challenging Low-Angle, Bi-Center Wellbore and ALD™ Sensor Saves Operator $70,000 by Replacing Wireline
Summary Summary Malaysia: ADT® Drilling Optimization Service Helps Double ROP and Reduce Drilling Costs Sign in required
An operator wanted better understanding of unexpected pressure increase incidents, mud losses and slow rates of penetration (ROP) experienced while batch drilling the 8.5-inch production sections in a limestone reservoir using a PDC bit and rotary steerable system (RSS).
Summary Summary New Zealand: Geo-Pilot® System Delivers Early “First Oil” While Reducing Operational Costs Sign in required
An operator of the offshore Maari Field in New Zealand required an optimized drilling solution for precise wellbore placement that would bring production on stream quickly and cost-effectively
Summary Summary Azerbaijan: MaxActivity™ Drilling Optimization Software Helps Reduce Cost of ‘Invisible Lost Time’ to Yield Weighted Performance Index of 102% over Two Years on Multi-Platform Project in Azerbaijan Sign in required
Management, proper breakdown and definition of key performance indicators (KPIs) are all key components to achieve success in properly tracking performance. In this multi-well project offshore Azerbaijan, where seven platforms and three floaters operate in 100 to 200 m (328 to 656 ft) of water, the client began a performance improvement initiative in 2012 to improve well delivery, with a goal of achieving top quartile (TQ) performance by identifying gaps and driving opportunities.
Summary Summary India: EM Telemetry Enables Successful Foam Drilling in Remote Coal Bed Methane Wells Sign in required
In the remote area of West Bengal in eastern India, an operator was experiencing severe mud losses and hole instability problems typical to CBM drilling. They sought to alleviate these problems by drilling with air/foam instead of mud, challenging Sperry Drilling services to provide a solution to the wellbore integrity challenges.
Summary Summary Marcellus Shale, USA: SperryDrill® XL Motor Drills First Single-Run 8 ½-Inch Hole Sections in Marcellus Shale Wells Sign in required
In this unconventional shale gas play, the operator wanted to minimize Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) and drive better economics by eliminating costly trips and additional equipment associated with multiple runs. In order to accomplish this, the operator challenged Sperry Drilling services to deliver a new well architecture, featuring a lengthy low-angle tangent to create displacement without sacrificing valuable lateral in zone.
Summary Summary Saudi Arabia: Sperry Drilling DES Geosteering Solution Successfully Guides Well in 5-Ft Window Without Any Exits Sign in required
An operator in Saudi Arabia sought to geosteer a development well in a carbonate reservoir for optimal placement and production.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Sperry Drilling Configures MRIL-WD™ Sensor for Logging High Permeability Formations with Shorter Exposure Times Sign in required
In this reservoir evaluation application, Sperry Drilling services was challenged to provide a solution for distinguishing invading fluids of synthetic oil based mud (SOBM) and native hydrocarbons in high permeability formations with high exposure times.
Summary Summary Colombia: Ecopetrol Saves Over Five Days of Rig Time using GeoForce® Enhanced Performance Motor Sign in required
The operator drilling an oil production well (“S” profile) in Colombia’s Magdalena Middle Basin wanted to improve operating time in the Tisquirama field to reduce costs while drilling both the build and drop section of the 8 ½-inch hole section.
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 Oklahoma, USA: GABI™ Motor and StrataSteer® 3D Service Provide Real-Time Geosteering Solution for Successful Well Placement in Critical Thin Bed Horizontal Sign in required
While drilling the 4,000-foot horizontal section of a 10,000-foot well in the Mississippi Lime near Alva, Oklahoma, the customer needed to maximize exposure to the 15-foot thick target formation and totally avoid the bounding shale above. Drilling into the shale above would introduce wellbore stability issues, and force the operator to sidetrack. Additionally, the operator needed to minimize the cost of the well while staying in zone. Previous attempts at drilling this zone had resulted in breaking out of the target formation, and having to pull back and sidetrack the well.
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 Abu Dhabi: EWR-PHASE 4™ Sensor Saves Approximately $268,000 by Indicating Rock Quality Sign in required
The operator relogged the section with the EWR-PHASE 4 sensor in just nine hours because of its fast sampling rate, instead of the 24 hours it would have taken with the competitor's system.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Sperry Drilling Geosteering Solution Helps Reduce Costs and Increase Production with Precise Wellbore Placement Sign in required
The customer challenged Sperry Drilling services to provide a cost-effective solution that would facilitate geosteering in this difficult sandstone formation.
Summary Summary British Columbia, Canada: LaserStrat® Service Helps Double Production Sign in required
Devon Canada was drilling shallow horizontal gas wells and needed a cost-effective solution that could reliably geosteer in the limestone reservoir interval.
Summary Summary Ecuador:Operator Saves a Well from Abandonment in Problematic Field Sign in required
Operaciones Rio Napo, an operator in Ecuador, was drilling a difficult wellbore section with multiple formation changes consisting of interbedded shales, limestones, and sandstones.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® XL System and StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Help Save US$ 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 Middle East / Canada: Sperry Drilling Performs First StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Job in the Middle East Sign in required
Two case histories: 1. Sperry Drilling Performs First StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Job in the Middle East 2. StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Eliminates Shale Contact and Saves Drilling Time
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 Scandinavia: Operator Saves 3.2 Days and US$5 Million with Geo-Pilot® Dirigo™ RSS Sign in required
An operator in the North Sea planned to drill a deepwater field evaluation well by sidetracking from an existing 8-1/2-inch wellbore.
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 Latin America: Operator Saves USD 7.2 Million with Improved Drilling Performance and Sets New Field Benchmark Sign in required
Faced with the tough market conditions impacting the industry worldwide, an operator turned to Halliburton Sperry Drilling to help reduce costs in shallow-water fields.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: New LWD Density Service Saves Operator USD 1 Million Sign in required
During a subsalt deepwater project (water depth of over 5,200 ft (1,585 m)) in the Gulf of Mexico, an operator faced significant uncertainties in the geological model below a salt section. In this area, it is often difficult to acquire good-quality seismic images due to attenuation of seismic signals by the overlying salt formations.
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 USA, Alaska: Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems Help Deliver Extended Reach Well 8.3 Days Ahead of Schedule Sign in required
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 Angola: Geo-Pilot® XL 9600 RSS Delivers Record Footage in Single Run and Saves $1.5 Million Sign in required
From a platform in 1,200 feet of water, the objective was to drill a new producer well to 22,698 ft. MD at 73.5° of inclination, evaluate the well with a logging-while-drilling quad combo (LWD), and obtain 25 planned pressure points using a GeoTap® pressure tester.
Summary Summary USA, New Mexico: Halliburton Matched System Delivers Curve in One Run Saving Operator an Estimated $56,000 Sign in required
In the Permian basin, New Mexico, horizontal wells penetrate the Bone Springs formation where drilling the curve typically requires multiple runs and close to 60 hours. An operator challenged Halliburton to provide a solution capable of drilling the curve in two runs or less.
Summary Summary Indonesia: Operator saves 61 hours and USD $500,000 with Geo-Pilot® XL RSS Combined with Underreamer Sign in required
In a wellbore section that was notoriously difficult to drill, an operator needed a solution to drill the 4,921-foot (1,500-meter) 12½-inch section of an offshore Indonesia well in one run while building up to a 50° inclination.
Summary Summary Mexico: Operator Saves Time USD 7.5 Million in Deepwater Rig Time by Acquiring Crucial Formation Evaluation Data in Real Time Sign in required
An operator on a deepwater well had recently issued an internal mandate seeking opportunities to reduce the authorizations for expenditure (AFEs) associated with drilling its oil and gas exploration and development projects.
Summary Summary Qatar: Turbopower™ turbodrill helps operator save US$3 million in deep exploration well Sign in required
Halliburton’s Turbopower turbodrills application in Qatar. The results confirmed that using this solution to drill these hard formations can be an economical approach with no compromise to safety, steerability, or hole quality.
Summary Summary Papua New Guinea: VertiSteer™ Tool Helps Operator Drill Vertical Well in Tectonically Stressed Formation Sign in required
In a remote location in Papua New Guinea, another service provider had previously drilled a well that had resulted in an inclination of more than 15° in what was planned to be a vertical well.
Summary Summary Middle East: Geosteering Solution Delivers Record Performance, Cuts Seven Days from Lateral Well, Saving Customer an Estimated $400,000 Sign in required
In this mature field, the customer planned to drill a lateral well located inside a restricted area. The plan was to drill the build section in 8-½-inch to land the well in the limestone “A” reservoir. Then, in the 6-1/8-inch section, to steer the lateral section inside both the “A” and “B” reservoirs. Specifically, the customer required geosteering to drill the “A” reservoir for 1,500 feet, then drop angle and enter the “B” reservoir, building to horizontal then holding angle to drill the remaining 900 feet inside the “B” reservoir.
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: PEMEX Geosteers Underbalanced Well Using "Wired" Drillpipe Sign in required
PEMEX recently finished drilling the first well in the world using a successful new interface between LWD, MWD and rotary steerable system (RSS) tools and a unique “wired” drillpipe telemetry system.
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 Maylasia: Operator in Malaysia Saves US$166,200 with the GeoTap® Plus Formation Pressure Tester Sign in required
Accurate real-time formation pressure data allowed increased drilling rates and reduced rig time, helping the operator save an estimated US$166,200 in operating costs.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Sperry Drilling Survey Management Audit Reduces Ellipse of Uncertainty by 600% to Meet Anti-Collision Criteria Sign in required
COMPASS™ well planning database being used by a customer failed anti-collision criteria on ongoing well plans due to unknown Instrument Performance Models (IPM) being applied to historic wellbores.
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 USA: Survey Management generates extensive 'Gold' database for better well planning and anti-collisions Sign in required
Facing the challenge of identifying, inspecting, and auditing every well in the field, the operator contacted Sperry Drilling Survey Management for assistance in establishing a “Gold” database or “the definitive well path database,”
Summary Summary Brazil: Petrobras Achieves Lowest Cost Per Foot in Brazilian Pre-Salt Sections, Reducing Four Rig Days Sign in required
Petrobras has extensive experience in drilling pre-salt and sub-salt formations in deepwater areas offshore Brazil. The operator was drilling a deepwater well approximately 170 miles (274 kilometers) off the Brazilian southeast coast at a water depth of 6,900 feet (2,103 meters), and the objective was to reduce well time in the pre-salt oil reserves in the Santos and Campos basins.
Summary Summary Columbia: Remote Operations Center Facilitates Nimble Geosteering to Narrow Target in Heavy Oil Sands Sign in required
To reduce costs by improving drilling time, an operator drilling through complex shale and sand formations in a remote Colombian field, where the oil-water contact can reach to within 10 feet (3 meters) true vertical depth (TVD) below the top of sand, required accurate real-time information to navigate to the target zone.
Summary Summary Norway: Sperry Drilling Uses Real-Time Technologies to Remotely Operate Offshore Rigs Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services used real-time technologies and innovative work methods to relocate traditional offshore tasks onshore, reducing offshore workload.
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 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 USA, Colorado: Operator Saves Potential Trip-Out and Eight Hours of Rig Time Sign in required
While drilling a well in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado, an operator experienced directional survey issues with another service provider, where poor calibration was causing the directional surveys to fail the field acceptance criteria (FAC) for total gravity (Gtotal).
Summary Summary Canada, British Colombia: Mercury™ Electromagnetic Telemetry System Helps Save Time in Delivery of Extended Reach Shale Gas Well Sign in required
An operator working in the Horn River Basin, the largest shale gas field in Canada, was drilling an extended reach well with high downhole temperatures expected. The Horn River Basin is a very remote area where drilling costs are high, compelling the operator to look for an optimized drilling solution to reduce the days spent to deliver a well in this harsh environment.
Summary Summary China: Sperry Drilling Delivers Record Horizontal Well in China Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services introduced modified drilling procedures (drilling of coal layers in the 12-1/4” section instead of the 8-1/2” horizontal section) using SperryDrill® mud motor assemblies with the AGS™ Adjustable Gauge Stabilizer tool for effective 2D steering. The job was monitored from a Real Time Center in Miri, Malaysia, where drilling optimization specialists provided torque and drag monitoring.
Summary Summary Norway: Onshore Drilling Center Achieves Immediate Success Sign in required
Improve geosteering decisions and well placement while better utilizing personnel.
Summary Summary Mexico: Geo-Pilot® System and GeoTap® Slimhole Tester Get Pressure Answers In High-Risk Gulf of Mexico Sidetrack Sign in required
Four case histories: 1. Geo-Pilot® System and GeoTap® Slimhole Tester Get Pressure Answers In High-Risk Gulf of Mexico Sidetrack 2. Geo-Pilot® System and GeoTap® Pressure Tester Add $13 Million of New Oil Production 3. Geo-Pilot® System Adds Value, Saving Operator $536,000 4. Longest Single 12-1/4-Inch Geo-Pilot® System Run in Nigerian Field Saves Operator $400,000
Summary Summary USA, Southern: Operator Reduces Wellbore Position Uncertainty and Avoids Potential Costly Sidetracks for a Blowout Relief Well Sign in required
While conducting operations on an unconventional relief well for a blowout in a field in the southern part of the USA, an operator observed a discrepancy in the well position after analyzing the data from two separate surveys in the same wellbore.
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Summary Summary Home on the Range (Oilfield Technology March 2014) Sign in required
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Summary Summary Halliburton sets world record in challenging multilateral application
Engineering capability further differentiates company for growing markets
Summary Summary MillRite® JI Milled Exit Multilateral System with Junction Isolation
The MillRite® JI system is part of the SperryRite® advanced reservoir drainage solutions from Sperry Drilling services. It is a combined multilateral drilling and completion system capable of constructing a high quality junction and also providing the required pressure isolation for selective stimulation.
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