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Measurement-while-drilling services

Surveying and telemetry technologies and services for drilling optimization

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, SLB 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.

  • GyroLink definitive gyro-while-drilling service.
    Definitive gyro-while-drilling service

    The definitive choice for optimal borehole quality with surveying times 75% faster than conventional surveys. View

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

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

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

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

  • digital oilfield landscape
    Connect BHA
    Data streaming service

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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
    Real-time drilling intelligence service

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

  • Offshore platform at night
    Well construction performance service

    Monitor and analyze processes and downhole conditions in real time. View

  • Suppressor dampening tool.
    Suppressor dampening tool
    Absorb and reduce torsional vibration

    Improving BHA tool reliability while enabling PDC cutters to stay sharp for faster, longer drilling. View

  • 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