Current Top North America Basins
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The top hydrocarbon-producing US basins.
The IDEAS integrated dynamic design and analysis platform provides 4D simulations of the entire drillstring and wellbore geometry to ensure accurate modeling for drilling and milling applications. This dynamic modeling system enables you to see interactions in a virtual environment so you can customize material and design in real time. These features help predict bit and mill performance while eliminating costly trial-and-error field tests, enabling you to achieve the desired results on the first run.
All models are verified and validated extensively using theoretical calculations, commercial finite element packages, in-house drill rig tests, full-scale rig tests, and field tests with MWD or downhole drilling dynamics sensors.
Our rock library comprises field data from many formations, including shale, sandstone, carbonates, evaporates, metamorphic granite, and basalt rock types. Our rock mechanics lab provides scrape and insert indentation tests that enable the IDEAS platform to simulate any bit type, ensuring accurate modeling of bit-to-rock interaction.
We incorporate the simulations by conducting studies using one of three methods:
To account for the wide range of materials worldwide, our metal library comprises the most common casing and tubular materials. In addition to core samples collected from customers’ fields, the scape and insert indentation tests provided by rock mechanics lab enable the IDEAS integrated design platform to simulate any mill type, ensuring accurate modeling of mill-to-metal interaction.
Scrape tests are performed on metal casing samples to replicate the shearing mechanism from milling, and insert indentation tests are done to measure the loads required to penetrate metal at various depths. A 3D image is then produced to develop a realistic model of how the material destroys metal.
Improve well-construction performance, efficiency, and coordination while reducing wellbore instability.
Identify and mitigate drilling risks with a comprehensive application analysis.
Pair the bit and motor to improve motor and bit life and overall performance.
Increase ROP and maintain steerability in plastic formations with the new hyperbolic element bit.
Synapse service delivers drilling insights to improve drillbit performance
Synapse service uses in-bit data to hone Haynesville Shale—specific bit
Gained an additional 1,500 ft of bit life in the highly abrasive Hosston Sands and Cotton Valley Lime using EnduroBlade 360 bit with 16-mm elements.
The operator deployed bits with 16-mm rolling diamond element bit to increase bit run length and ROP compared with 13-mm rolling-cutter and fixed-cutter bits, Oklahoma.
Allegro CD service optimizes bit design to increase ROP 135%, Timano-Pechora Basin