Micronized weighting additive
Weighting agent for nonaqueous drilling fluids.
“[It] illustrates the importance of collaborating with a service provider that has a track record for expert multidisciplinary planning and integrating advanced technical solutions with flawless implementation to address formation challenges and minimize risk. Key challenges included the lower completion frac job and a highly deviated hole with a sidetrack.”
Damian Vickers, high-tier drilling fluids product champion, discusses how our flat rheology fluid system helps carve as much as 35% from fluid costs while reducing days to TD.
Watch a detailed presentation on how the RheGuard system is formulated with capabilities for faster delivery to TD in complex wells while helping to reduce costs.
The RheGuard system delivers the consistently lower ECD and sag potential required for intricate intervals drilled in deepwater and other complex wells offshore. The system can eliminate the logistical complications and costs when drilling narrow hydraulic windows.
Specifically designed as a cost-effective solution for wells drilled in critical hydraulic windows, the RheGuard fluid system uses a unique emulsifier package to enable reliable operation in a range of downhole conditions. It can be designed for stability in temperatures up to 325 degF [163 degC], as well as in low deepwater temperature applications.
This innovative single-fluid solution ensures enhanced ROP, trouble-free pipe running, and high-integrity casing and liner cementing while minimizing losses. Even where hydraulic windows are not challenging, the RheGuard system helps you drill faster to reach TD earlier, saving time and money for your operation.
Achieve excellent emulsion stability, preferential wetting of solids, HPHT filtration control, and temperature stability.
Elevated yield point and gel strengths with minimal increase in plastic viscosity.
After offset wells presented challenges leading to NPT, RheGuard flat rheology drilling fluid system improved ECD, saving USD 2.5 million.
5,700-ft [1,737-m] section drilled in 24 h did not require any additional circulation at TD, Gulf of Mexico.
Schlumberger brought together expertise and technologies from drilling fluids, wireline, testing services, and completions to help meet the operator’s objective to begin first production in mid-2019.
Damian Vickers, HT Drilling Fluids Product Champion, discusses how the right flat rheology fluid systems help carve as much as 35% from fluid costs while improving days to TD.