Real-Time Drilling Performance Optimization - MWD Services | Schlumberger


Real-time drilling intelligence service

Mitigate risk
Detect ROP limiters and drilling hazards early
Improve drilling performance
Proactively manage parameters with real-time motion detection and weight-on-reamer information
Enhance wellbore quality
Real-time wellbore quality data logs enable evaluation of the borehole stability
OptiDrill Real-Time Drilling  Intelligence Service

Downhole BHA monitoring and drilling performance improvement

Manage downhole conditions and BHA dynamics with the OptiDrill real-time drilling intelligence service. The service incorporates a rigsite display of integrated downhole and surface data and provides actionable information to mitigate risk and increase efficiency. This data is simultaneously interpreted by remote experts, who collaborate with the drilling team to improve performance.

Receive while-drilling support from interpretation experts
Data from the OptiDrill service is transmitted to surface for use by the rigsite team and for interpretation by remote experts. The experts collaborate with the drilling team to reduce risk, improve drilling performance, and manage borehole quality.
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OptiDrill Real-Time Drilling  Intelligence Service
A BHA with a reamer entered forward whirl motions and then chaotic whirl motions, which were detected and mitigated in real time. Postrun analysis revealed that the whirling motions occurred when the reamer entered an unstable formation. This information will be used while drilling future wells planned in this formation.

Mitigate risk while drilling shoe to shoe

Using a downhole drilling mechanics and dynamics measurement sub, the OptiDrill service identifies the type and severity of BHA motions and calculates continuous borehole friction factors. With this information, the drilling team can

  • reduce drillstring failures
  • extend the life of cutting structures
  • detect sticking pipe tendencies.

Improve ROP by safely maximizing drilling parameters

The OptiDrill service provides information for the rigsite team to identify the optimal drilling parameters to improve ROP. Simultaneously, the remote experts focus on the interpretation of longer-term trends, identifying performance limiters and anticipating risks. They also share opportunities for process improvement.

Enhance wellbore quality for smooth casing running

Data from the service, integrated with borehole caliper and images from LWD services, is used to evaluate the stability of the borehole throughout the drilling process. Combined with detection of microdoglegs and spiraling from bending-moment data, this information helps you to drill a smooth wellbore for running casing.

Real-time drilling intelligence service

System Components

Improve ROP with downhole drilling process feedback

The OptiDrill service's 19-sensor sub provides downhole measurements (forces, pressures and temperatures, and rotational speed and vibration) and information about BHA motions and their severity. Downhole data is transmitted to surface, integrated with surface measurements, and displayed on a rigsite drilling dashboard.

Immediately mitigate risk with rigsite display of integrated downhole and surface data

The OptiDrill service creates a status summary of drilling mechanics and dynamics measurements and automatically displays risk mitigation advice on a rigsite drilling dashboard.

This intuitive display uses color-coded indicators, as shown in the example below, improving the decision-making process and increasing the likelihood of drilling shoe to shoe in one bit run.

Improve performance with expert while-drilling analysis

Remote experts continuously analyze the real-time data, identifying longer-term trends and anticipating risks. They collaborate with the drilling team and provide recommendations for performance improvement.

OptiDrill Real-Time Drilling  Intelligence Service
Top highlight: visualization of the location of the reamer in the formation, and estimation of weight on reamer. Bottom highlight: downhole motions requiring immediate attention, and progression of vibration type and amplitude.
OptiDrill Service with Richard Harmer
Identify and adapt to downhole conditions
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