Deepwater exploration and development present a range of challenges, from working environment, defining prospects, constructing wells, to maintaining production and optimizing recovery. A selection of the challenges faced and how Schlumberger helps customers address them follow.
Project readiness evaluation and deepwater technical competence are just two of the key elements in ensuring a deepwater project is ready to achieve its objectives.
Using a suite of complementary exploration techniques, processes, and interpretation workflows to locate the most promising deepwater prospects, evaluate the risk, and plan operational windows.
Techniques to predict hazards, and plan drilling and casing parameters. Proven drilling technologies and processes to improve recovery ratios and keep surprises—and the downtime and costs they bring—to a minimum.
Improving reservoir characterization and knowledge management with 3D modeling of seismic and drilling data, formation evaluation logs, and well test data.
A completion configuration designed for the long term is crucial for efficient recovery of deepwater reserves.
Reservoir management that uses effective flow assurance and artificial lift strategies plus real-time and remote monitoring and control technology.