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The BrightStar® look-ahead resistivity service reveals structure and fluid boundaries ahead of the bit, enabling proactive drilling decisions and hazard avoidance to reduce operational risks while providing reservoir characterization and enhanced formation evaluation.
The BrightStar service detects changes in the formation ahead of the bit and reduces the uncertainty of the formation boundary positions. By looking ahead in low-angle wells, the service provides operators higher confidence to avoid unwanted formation exits.
A compact and comprehensive solution to characterize the formation and fluids near the borehole and farther into the well. The transmitter delivers 500 kHz and 2 MHz phase shift and attenuation resistivity from 16-, 24- and 32-in. spacings. Real-time formation anisotropy and dip eliminates the need for additional characterization tools, which can further reduce the BHA length.
The BrightStar service transmitter can integrate into the iCruise® intelligent rotary steerable system to deliver a near-bit resistivity solution and the industry’s closest ultra-deep azimuthal resistivity sensor measure point. This combination leads to greater distance of detection in look-ahead mode and additional time to adjust the well path and avoid early exit when navigating the reservoir.
The BrightStar service combines ultra-deep azimuthal resistivity measurements with best-in-class inversion processing to resolve upcoming bed and fluid boundaries for well inclinations up to 40°. The high signal-to-noise sensitivity enables the system to detect resistivity changes up to 100 feet (30m) ahead of the bit. Detecting changes earlier allows proactive drilling decisions, such as selecting casing points, adjusting mud properties before entering a specific formation, or precisely locating the top of the reservoir.
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