In today’s complex drilling and producing environments, wells must be designed, constructed, and maintained to safely contain and control the flow of liquids and gases into or out of the well. Our well integrity management expertise provides the process for maintaining the integrity of the well throughout its life.
Defining an optimal completion design and determining well placement are the key objectives of the field development planning phase. The challenges are clear: Operators need to identify sweet spots for landing laterals, manage completion costs, and understand variability of production between stages and across multiple wells, while managing risks without adversely impacting the field operations.
Twenty-thousand wells worldwide await abandonment, more than half of which will fall under the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Idle Iron deadline. We may be able to extend the economic life, defer abandonment, and offset the cost of both intervention and abandonment with more productive life or provide solutions to help safely abandon the wells.
Completion and stimulation technologies launched the shale revolution. But completion efficiency hasn’t kept pace with similar gains seen in drilling efficiency. New diagnostic based technologies help match the right completion design to your reservoir.
With operators seeking to extract more hydrocarbons from reservoirs than in the past, the need for optimizing production has become more than an option; it is a necessity. To address this need, Weatherford has developed a systematic optimization cycle that provides the tools and knowledge clients need to proactively increase production and reduce costs for wells in all conditions.