Improve efficiency and stay on target
The wells present challenging steering decisions in order to stay on target.
The operator had goals to maintain performance, to minimize delays
by reducing the number of downlinks to the BHA, and to improve ROP
throughout the well.
Enhance performance of well construction activities
Schlumberger recommended using a BHA with Neuro autonomous
solutions, which comprises a group of enhanced technologies to perform
well construction activities in the most efficient, effective, and consistent
manner possible. Leveraging an AI steering advisor to balance surface and
downhole control, Neuro solutions technology delivers better verticals,
steeper curves, less tortuous tangents, and more accurate laterals.
Increase footage between downlinks
Using Neuro solutions, the operator drilled an entire 6⅛-in lateral
section from 9,417-ft MD to 14,828-ft TD with less than 21 downlinks,
averaging one downlink sent every 258 ft.
Neuro solutions minimized the amount of downlink commands necessary
to meet all primary targets. Compared with offset wells in the same
area that did not use the technology, in the section that used Neuro
solutions, the average length between downlinks was 36% higher.
Additionally, Neuro solutions reduced the time spent for off-bottom
downlinks by more than 80%, bringing the total time to only 10 min
for the well.