Offshore Solutions

Maximize offshore returns

Weatherford delivers offshore solutions specially developed for the challenges of these harsh, remote assets. From shallow to deep water, we provide new ways to reduce costs and improve performance for greater profitability.

CHARTING THE WATERS:
DELIVERING VALUE THREEFOLD


We address offshore challenges according to three main principles: reducing operational costs, increasing reservoir recovery, and managing risk exposure. With these goals in mind, we choose the applicable technologies for each project, from constructing wells to producing fields. Over and above that, we integrate all the chosen components into one seamless solution.

 

Drill for
Deep Results

 

10% LESS OPEX
20% LESS DRILLING TIME*

Reduce Operational Costs

INCREASE PENETRATION RATES WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TOOLS AND METHODS

To lower costs, we increase rates of penetration with state-of-the-art drilling tools, and we make adjustments with integrated real-time data. We also maintain constant pressures without expensive fluids, which reduces the risk of stuck bottomhole assemblies, delivers a simplified well architecture, and cuts operational time. In directional wells, we use easy-to-maintain equipment to drill smooth holes for faster casing and completion running—and more production—down the line. Together, our drilling technologies can lower costs by 10% and reduce drilling time by 20%. 

Increase Reservoir Recovery

OPTIMIZE WELL TARGETS IN REAL TIME, AND AVOID FORMATION DAMAGE

To maximize recovery, we optimize well targets according to dynamic up-to-the-second updates, drill straighter wellbores with fewer low spots, and avoid formation damage from heavyweight fluids or extended time in the pay zone.

Manage Risk Exposure

MANAGE PRESSURES SAFELY, AND OVERSEE MULTIPLE RIGS REMOTELY

We manage downhole pressures to mitigate safety risks and protect the integrity of the formation. We also provide remote capabilities to manage drilling operations on multiple rigs from afar.

Construct
to Sustain Success

 

15% FASTER CASING AND COMPLETION RUNNING
70% FEWER PERSONNEL*

Reduce Operational Costs

AUTOMATE CASING MAKEUP, AND REDUCE TIME RUNNING IN THE HOLE

We automate makeup for 15% faster casing and completion installations with fewer personnel, and we enable cementing directly into the liner annulus for more efficiency. We also provide cased-hole functionality in openhole environments, with no need to case the open hole, cement the lower completion, or perforate. ​

Increase Reservoir Recovery

ENABLE CASED-HOLE FUNCTIONALITY IN THE OPEN HOLE TO ACCESS MORE RESERVOIR

To help increase production, we reduce time in the open hole when casing, and we lower equivalent circulating densities to protect fragile formations when cementing. We also install openhole completion architecture in deep water to improve wellbore exposure and increase the production index from the beginning. 

Manage Risk Exposure

ASSURE LASTING CONNECTION AND WELL INTEGRITY WHILE REDUCING PERSONNEL

During casing running, we employ 70% fewer personnel on the rig and in the red zone to enhance safety. During cementing, we provide centralization for maximum standoff, reduce mechanical stress on the casing, and minimize microannular gaps to establish integrity. Creating lasting casing connections and better cement barriers reduces the risk of future interventions.

Reduce Operational Costs

AUTOMATE CASING MAKEUP, AND REDUCE TIME RUNNING IN THE HOLE

We automate makeup for 15% faster casing and completion installations with fewer personnel, and we enable cementing directly into the liner annulus for more efficiency. We also provide cased-hole functionality in openhole environments, with no need to case the open hole, cement the lower completion, or perforate. ​

Increase Reservoir Recovery

ENABLE CASED-HOLE FUNCTIONALITY IN THE OPEN HOLE TO ACCESS MORE RESERVOIR

To help increase production, we reduce time in the open hole when casing, and we lower equivalent circulating densities to protect fragile formations when cementing. We also install openhole completion architecture in deep water to improve wellbore exposure and increase the production index from the beginning. 

Manage Risk Exposure

ASSURE LASTING CONNECTION AND WELL INTEGRITY WHILE REDUCING PERSONNEL

During casing running, we employ 70% fewer personnel on the rig and in the red zone to enhance safety. During cementing, we provide centralization for maximum standoff, reduce mechanical stress on the casing, and minimize microannular gaps to establish integrity. Creating lasting casing connections and better cement barriers reduces the risk of future interventions.

Construct
to Sustain
Success

 

15% FASTER CASING AND COMPLETION RUNNING
70% FEWER PERSONNEL*

Complete
for Continued
Rewards

 

2X FASTER
40% LESS OPEX
LESS CAPEX*

Reduce Operational Costs

INSTALL COMPLETIONS IN ONE TRIP, AND REMOTELY FUNCTION VALVES USING ROVS

Using our technologies, we can make installation two times faster, OPEX 40% less, and CAPEX less. We do this by installing the upper and lower completions in a single trip or by running high-integrity completion connections with fewer personnel. In addition, we perform gravel packing from a single point for multiple zones, provide remote capabilities for running trees and actuating ROVs, and obtain real-time sensing data throughout the completion to avert costly intervention.

Increase Reservoir Recovery

ACTIVELY ANALYZE AND REMOTELY MANAGE THE RESERVOIR, AND MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS

By drilling quality, stable boreholes beforehand, we enable running completion strings to the target production zone. We also maximize recovery with permanent real-time reservoir monitoring from the sand face through the upper completion.

Manage Risk Exposure

REDUCE ONBOARD PERSONNEL FROM CWOP TO FIRST PRODUCTION

When running completions, we use fewer onboard personnel to enhance safety, and we verify proper connection makeup to establish integrity. To reduce risk further, we provide additional actuation options for completions, and we deliver VØ-rated isolation for multizone applications. In the event of uncontrolled flow in very deep wells, we offer fail-safe closure without relying on unpredictable nitrogen-charged chambers.

Produce
for Maximum
Profit

 

30% MORE UPTIME
30% MORE RECOVERY*

Reduce Operational Costs

PLAN LIFT SYSTEMS STRATEGICALLY, AND MANAGE ASSETS PROACTIVELY

We reduce life-of-asset ownership costs. First, we start with a smoothly drilled, high-quality wellbore that minimizes wear on production systems. Then, we design lift strategies that stay true to your well for lower costs per barrel. We can also implement digital technologies for proactive asset management and a 30% reduction in downtime on average.

Increase Reservoir Recovery

OPTIMIZE ARTIFICIAL LIFT, SURFACE FACILITIES, AND THE ASSET AS ONE

Maximum productivity begins by using proper drilling techniques for fragile formation and by minimizing low spots for less sand buildup. Next, we use an end-to-end approach including lift design, a comprehensive lift portfolio, and digital technologies to outsmart the decline curve. By optimizing the artificial lift system, surface facilities, and asset as one, we help to boost recovery by 30% on average.

Manage Risk Exposure

LIMIT TRAVEL TO THE WELLSITE WITH AUTONOMOUS OPTIMIZATION

When it comes to production, we enhance safety by limiting human intervention at the wellsite. We do this by managing assets by exception, reducing trips to the location, and driving continuous optimization. Through autonomous lift adjustments and instantaneous alerts, we enable operating with zero personnel on location and generating 35% greater personnel efficiency on average.

Reduce Operational Costs

PLAN LIFT SYSTEMS STRATEGICALLY, AND MANAGE ASSETS PROACTIVELY

We reduce life-of-asset ownership costs. First, we start with a smoothly drilled, high-quality wellbore that minimizes wear on production systems. Then, we design lift strategies that stay true to your well for lower costs per barrel. We can also implement digital technologies for proactive asset management and a 30% reduction in downtime on average.

Increase Reservoir Recovery

OPTIMIZE ARTIFICIAL LIFT, SURFACE FACILITIES, AND THE ASSET AS ONE

Maximum productivity begins by using proper drilling techniques for fragile formation and by minimizing low spots for less sand buildup. Next, we use an end-to-end approach including lift design, a comprehensive lift portfolio, and digital technologies to outsmart the decline curve. By optimizing the artificial lift system, surface facilities, and asset as one, we help to boost recovery by 30% on average.

Manage Risk Exposure

LIMIT TRAVEL TO THE WELLSITE WITH AUTONOMOUS OPTIMIZATION

When it comes to production, we enhance safety by limiting human intervention at the wellsite. We do this by managing assets by exception, reducing trips to the location, and driving continuous optimization. Through autonomous lift adjustments and instantaneous alerts, we enable operating with zero personnel on location and generating 35% greater personnel efficiency on average.

Produce
for Maximum
Profit

 

30% MORE UPTIME
30% MORE RECOVERY*

Intervene and
Abandon
with
Intelligence

 

48% LESS TIME FOR P&A
4.5 FEWER DAYS PER WELL*

Reduce Operational Costs

ACCELERATE INTERVENTIONS WITH INTEGRATED ABANDONMENT SERVICES

We minimize intervention downtime with single-trip well testing and cleanup, skilled fishing expertise and accurate re-entry operations. We also save on costs by intelligently identifying what is happening in the wellbore and where production issues exist. Beyond that, we reduce abandonment expenses with single-source integrated services that leverage a full portfolio of available technologies. In fact, these services have reduced time by as much as 48% and saved as many as 4.5 days per well.

Increase Reservoir Recovery

USE RISERLESS SOLUTIONS IN PROBLEMATIC WELLS, AND SIDETRACK WELLS WITH EASE

We increase recovery using the largest portfolio of riserless subsea intervention systems, including safety valves, straddle packers, thru-tubing screens, and acid stimulation solutions. We recommend precise amounts for acid or chemical injection to prevent condensate buildup. We performing sidetracks get wells back online with increased reservoir contact. And, we revitalize wells as long as economically justifiable before abandonment.

Manage Risk Exposure

INTERVENE WITH CROSSTRAINED AND REMOTE CREWS, AND ABANDON FOR TRUSTED BARRIERS

We reduce onboard personnel by executing multiple operations with a crosstrained and by providing virtual guidance from specialists. Not only that, our abandonment services provide preliminary expertise and contingency planning that results in permanent barriers operators can trust not to impact the environment over time.



*Values are estimates based on prior Weatherford operations. Actual results may vary.

Returns
TO THE MAX

Get the most from your offshore resources. Using an integrated approach and broad view in these challenging assets, we execute all operations while considering total profitability for the operator. Our specialists combine the best-suited technologies, processes, and strategies in your projects.

We accept the toughest challenges. Ready? We are.

 

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