Uncontrolled loss can propagate damage deep into the reservoir, impacting an operation’s budget and works schedule. Schlumberger provides effective, customized solutions that mitigate loss of drilling fluid to help you avoid stuck pipe, mud losses, and remedial work. We offer loss circulation solutions suitable for a wide range of environments including natural fractures, dolomite and carbonate zones, rubble zones, depleted reservoirs, and reservoirs with known lost circulation issues.
Fluid loss into a naturally fractured rock requires a different treatment than loss into porous or vuggy formations, and treatment techniques can be limited by wellbore temperatures and application times. We develop an understanding of your reservoir formation and identify the type and cause of the lost circulation problem in order to offer a permanent or temporary solution that will fit into the life cycle of your well.
Mitigate lost circulation while drilling.
Ensure accurate placement in the loss zone.
Control lost circulation to improve cement returns.
Stop lost circulation in shale, dolomite, or carbonate formations.