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Annual Report 2015

Conventional Drilling

Overview

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Conventional wells traditionally have vertical and deviated profiles, but more recently, horizontal wells are becoming the norm. A large number of conventional horizontal boreholes are drilled as infill development wells, often in older fields that have experienced reservoir depletion and are therefore more prone to mud losses. This type of operation requires an understanding of present-day pore pressure, fracture gradient, and wellbore stability mechanisms as well as the resulting safe-drilling margin.

Challenges

Mitigate lost circulation and kicks

Managing the relationship between hydraulics and borehole geology

Avoid stuck pipe

Reducing risk of stuck pipe and lost downhole tools

Maintain drillstringintegrity

Monitoring vibration, torque, and drag values to ensure they stay within safe operational limits

Drill within tight margins

Determining and navigating the safe operating window

Maximize rate of penetration

Achieving maximum ROP without compromising wellbore integrity

Drilling Integrated Approach

After recognizing the challenges and risks of conventional drilling, the critical task is how to avoid, manage, and/or mitigate them. The Drilling Advisor solution — which combines drilling optimization, wellbore stability, and drilling hazard management — offers a proven methodology that is effective in all types of fields.

Technologies

Technology is at the heart of our approach to meeting clients’ needs. We constantly update and refine our technologies to solve new challenges encountered in the field.

Case Studies

The combination of our industry-leading technologies and our disciplined approach has produced measurable value for our clients.

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