Drilling Fluid Advisor
Taking drilling fluids digital
Optimize drilling fluids to complete your drilling system with the right expertise anytime, and from anywhere.
Artex Energy Group had an objective to stay 100% in zone and use a downhole imaging tool for further analysis. The project required a water-based drilling fluid system to produce the images needed.
The HydraGlyde system delivers oil-mud-comparable ROP, exceptional hole cleaning, and wellbore stability in high-angle-build and long-lateral sections without sacrificing drilling performance or increasing costs..
Using the HydraGlyde system, Artex Energy Group drilled both wells under budget and stayed 100% in the zone. The RheoProfiler rheometer and Drilling Fluid Advisor visualized fluid and drilling measurements for real-time WBM performance tracking. Artex Energy Group tripped out the drilling assembly on both wells and ran production casing to the bottom without issue. Days drilled matched offset well data even while Artex Energy Group controlled drilling to stay in the zone. The drilling fluid cost per foot decreased by 39% compared with the offset group. The total cost of the second well decreased by 28%. Using a very low concentration of HydraSpeed ROP-enhancing primary lubricant throughout the well enabled surface torque to match performance of an oil-based mud system.
In the Utica Formation of Noble County and Muskingum County, Ohio, Artex Energy Group needed to drill two exploration wells measuring 20,000-ft MD and 13,000-ft lateral length. Using HydraGlyde high-performance water-based drilling fluid system, Artex Energy Group stayed 100% in the zone without sacrificing performance while drilling the lateral sections. RheoProfiler automated rheometer and Drilling Fluid Advisor visualized fluid and drilling measurements in water-based mud (WBM).