Drilling Geomechanics

Map and steer within better reservoir zones while reducing downtime

Geomechanics-related issues cause 40% of drilling-related nonproductive time in HPHT, deepwater, and other challenging environments. Rapid changes in pore pressure and fracture gradients in these environments can lead to lost circulation, washouts, stuck pipe, loss of tools and equipment, the need for additional casing strings, and unplanned sidetracks. Anticipating and countering these geomechanics-related issues requires an updated model constrained by actual well data and predrill pore pressure, stability, and fracture gradient profiles.

Anticipate and avoid drilling hazards earlier

With comprehensive monitoring and modeling software, available at basin, field, or well scales, our petrotechnical experts can help you anticipate and solve issues earlier. Optimize well-trajectory and mud-weight decisions with geomechanics by identifying geohazards before they become a risk to your operational success.

Optimize drilling in real time

Schlumberger real-time drilling geomechanics services monitor and update pore pressure and wellbore stability information for drilling operations 24/7 at Petrotechnical Engineering Centers (PTECs) around the world. We tailor these services to fit geologically complex and hazardous drilling environments such as HPHT, subsalt, and deep water.

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Reduce NPT to Optimize Drilling Performance

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Schlumberger Drilling Geomechanics services help operators reduce risks, costs, and uncertainty in complex drilling environments worldwide. Download product sheet (2.00 MB PDF)