Use of Intra LUBE Lubricant Increases ROP by 200% in Directional Well, Onshore Ecuador | Schlumberger
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Location
Ecuador, South America, Onshore
Background

An operator sought to drill both slimhole and robust wells in two sections rather than the standard four sections through heterogeneous formations. Heterogeneity and greater drilled length increased frictional forces, detrimentally affecting ROP, directional control, and quality of LWD data. Casing and liner running operations were also affected at increased cost.

Prior to adding Intra LUBE encapsulated lubricant, numerous short wiper trips and reaming were performed to improve torque and vibration values and increase the drilling rate with no success. After treatment to a robust well, a reduction in torque was observed and it was possible to continue drilling without changing the BHA.

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Use of Intra LUBE Lubricant Increases ROP by 200% in Directional Well, Onshore Ecuador

Significant improvement in LWD tool data quality seen as result of reduced rotational vibration

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After Intra LUBE lubricant was added, the operator saw an improvement in WOB transmission, increasing ROP up to 200%. API fluid loss was reduced by 20%. Casing was run to TD with no issues.
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