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Industry Article: Multipole Sonic-While-Drilling Technology Delivers Quality Data Regardless of Mud Slowness

Multipole Sonic-While-Drilling Technology Delivers Quality Data Regardless of Mud Slowness
Publication: Journal of Petroleum Technology
Publication Date: 12/01/2013

As the pace of exploration and production activity accelerates and the cost of drilling, evaluating, and completing wells continues to rise in complex deepwater and unconventional plays, operators are seeking new logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools that offer real-time measurements comparable to proven wireline logging technologies. In response to continued advances in LWD technology over the past decade, oil and gas companies are increasingly demanding access to robust real-time and recorded compressional and sonic data in both fast and slow formations. In costly deepwater wells, such data can enhance geomechanical models, improve wellbore stability monitoring and pore pressure prediction, and provide sonic-to-seismic tie-in, thereby minimizing drilling hazards and uncertainties in well placement and casing operations. To meet this growing demand, Schlumberger has introduced the SonicScope multipole sonic-while-drilling technology as part of its suite of expert drilling and measurements services.




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