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Measurement-while-drilling services

Surveying and telemetry technologies and services for drilling optimization

Measurement While Drilling (MWD)
Measurement While Drilling (MWD)

Beyond direction and inclination data, formation evaluation, and more, MWD services play a key role in driving drilling optimization and efficiency by minimizing invisible lost time and ensuring no ROP limitation occurs while drilling because of data transmission rates.

Obtaining measurements while drilling enables operators to save time by acquiring formation evaluation and drilling optimization data, which also helps minimize doglegs. Fit-for-purpose MWD services provide continuous direction and inclination measurements to guide geosteering and provide data for survey management and development planning.

When combined with the Orion II data compression platform, Schlumberger MWD services can achieve up to 100-bps transmission rates.

Measurement While Drilling (MWD)

Drilling Applications

High-speed, HPHT, slimhole, gyro-while-drilling, and retrievable technologies that bring more reservoirs within reach.

  • Digital wellbore in reservoir.
    TruLink
    Definitive dynamic survey-while-drilling service

    Achieve real-time, high-definition wellbore architecture—from tophole to TD. View link button arrow

  • Gyrosphere MEMs gyro-while-drilling sensor on blue background
    GyroSphere
    MEMS gyro-while-drilling service

    Survey at any inclination, at any depth, and at higher latitudes without changing batteries or recalibrating between runs. View link button arrow

  • digital oilfield landscape
    Connect BHA
    Data streaming service

    Enable real-time decisions onsite and anywhere by assimilating data for homogenized signal streaming. View link button arrow

  • Digital render of the xBolt G2 drilling through rock formation
    xBolt G2
    Accelerated drilling service

    Drill faster and more accurately using three downhole telemetry options, all in one BHA. View link button arrow

  • TeleScope ICE UltraHT MWD Service
    TeleScope ICE
    UltraHT measurements-while-drilling service

    Receive critical downhole data from ultraHT wells with a high-speed telemetry service built to operate at ultrahigh temperatures. View link button arrow

  • TeleScope High-Speed Telemetry-While-Drilling Service
    TeleScope
    High-speed telemetry-while-drilling service

    Simultaneously transmit multiple datasets with high-speed measurements while drilling. View link button arrow

  • DigiScope Slimhole Measurements-While-Drilling Service
    DigiScope
    Slimhole measurements-while-drilling service

    Generate power for more tools and transmit high-quality data in slim holes. View link button arrow

Drilling Optimization

Real-time ahead-of-the-bit, monitoring, management, and seismic data services for better decisions while drilling.

  • OptiDrill Real-Time Drilling  Intelligence Service
    OptiDrill
    Real-time drilling intelligence service

    Manage downhole conditions and BHA dynamics while drilling using actionable, integrated data displayed on a rigsite dashboard. View link button arrow

  • Offshore platform at night
    OptiWell
    Well construction performance service

    Monitor and analyze processes and downhole conditions in real time. View link button arrow

  • HFTO Suppressor illustration, upper view
    HFTO Suppressor dampening tool
    Absorb and reduce high-frequency torsional vibration

    The dampening tool minimizes risk of BHA tool failure and enables PDC cutters to stay sharp for faster drilling. View link button arrow

  • Schock vibration reduction sub promo card
    Shock Sub
    Impact and vibration reduction tool

    Reduce impact loads produced during milling and drilling operations, increase ROP, and extend equipment life. View link button arrow