Schlumberger

Industry Article: Crossing the Technology Chasm: Seismic While Drilling

Multidiscipline Approach, Advanced LWD Boost Multistage Fracturing in Romania
Publication: Journal of Petroleum Technology
Publication Date: 03/01/2011

The emergence of deepwater drilling is adding more complexity in unknown fields. Deepwater wells are also much more expensive while facing increasingly complex challenges. The Schlumberger seismic-while-drilling technology provides borehole seismic data while the well is being drilled, which enables accurate time-to-depth conversion of surface seismic data without uncertainty on formation velocity down to the drill bit location. Measurements acquired using this technology offer a unique look-ahead capability without disrupting operations, which provides indications of the structures of reflecting horizons ahead of the bit to support drilling and well construction decisions.




Related services and products

 
Request More Information