Drilling Advisor Solution

Engineered well delivery through improved drilling performance and hazard avoidance

MITIGATE LOST CIRCULATION AND KICKS
AVOID STUCK PIPE
MAINTAIN DRILLSTRING INTEGRITY
DRILL WITHIN TIGHT MARGINS
MAXIMIZE RATE OF PENETRATION

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Each well―offshore, deepwater, conventional, or unconventional―presents unique drilling challenges that can lead to kicks, losses, stuck tools, and nonproductive time (NPT).

Drawing from best-practices and industry-leading Weatherford drilling technologies, the solution brings expertise to reduce uncertainty, and improve safety and efficiency of the drilling program. Our proprietary software platform enables integration across the drilling process to deliver drilling optimization, wellbore stability, and drilling hazard management.

Pre-drill plan

We bring a scientific approach to early prediction of well behavior by analyzing historical data and creating a robust pre-drill plan. Our advisors determine the best-fit technologies, practices, and safe operational limits to meet your drilling needs.

We create an enhanced drilling plan through the identification of drilling hazards and the building of geomechanics and drilling-optimization models. Drilling within the appropriate margins―between the pore pressure, rock failure, and fracture gradient―helps to avoid kicks, losses, and hole problems.

Drilling operations

We perform real-time monitoring and dynamic modeling to reduce NPT. Our industry-leading products—from logging-while-drilling (LWD) and our industry-leading managed pressure drilling (MPD) systems—provide valuable downhole feedback that facilitates drilling hazard management analysis.

Real-time monitoring through our Virtual Well Monitoring® service enables our team to identify deviations between models and actual drilling data. This comparison provides situational awareness of possible drilling hazards before they happen, and enables us to make appropriate adjustments to minimize NPT.

Post-drill knowledge management

Once the well is brought safely to total depth, our knowledge management process captures the lessons learned in an end-of-well report that outlines key performance indicators (KPI), details opportunities for improvement, and makes recommendations for future projects

Technologies

Technology is at the heart of our approach to meeting clients’ needs. We constantly update and refine our technologies to solve new challenges encountered in the field.

Revolution rotary-steerable system (RSS)

Suite of industry-leading directional drilling tools

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Reveal 360 image‑processing technology

360° borehole images

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Directional-drilling motors

High-performance positive-displacement motors

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JAMPro Net torque‑turn monitoring system

Remote access to makeup and breakout data

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Measurement‑while‐drilling (MWD) systems

Critical survey data

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Technologies

Technology is at the heart of our approach to meeting clients’ needs. We constantly update and refine our technologies to solve new challenges encountered in the field.

Real‑time LOGGING-WHILE-DRILLING (LWD) sensors

Accurate geomechanical data and evaluation

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TorkDrive compact casing‑running and drilling tool

A versatile tool that enhances rig-floor safety

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Integrated DSSL cabin

Real-time reservoir characterization at the wellsite

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RockVault core transportation system

Optimized core handling for unconventionals

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Microflux control system

Real-time control of drilling dynamics

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Technologies

Technology is at the heart of our approach to meeting clients’ needs. We constantly update and refine our technologies to solve new challenges encountered in the field.

SwageHammer integrated liner‑hanger system

Reliable isolation in high-pressure, high-temperature wellbores

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VariForm centralizer

Cement integrity in deviated and horizontal holes

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RipTide RFID drilling reamer

Flexible, single-run hole enlargement

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Landing‑string slips (LSS) 1250

Remotely operated slips for safe transport of heavy loads

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