Drilling Advisor℠ Solution

Avoid drilling hazards and improve performance

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.

Avoid drilling hazards and improve performance

Pre-drill plan

Determining best-fit technologies

Determining best-fit technologies

 

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 geomechanical and drilling-optimization models. Drilling within appropriate margins―between the pore pressure, rock failure, and fracture gradient―helps to avoid kicks, losses, and hole problems.

Pre-drill plan

Drilling operations

Real-time monitoring and dynamic modeling reduce NPT.

Real-time monitoring and dynamic modeling reduce NPT.

 

We perform real-time monitoring and dynamic modeling to reduce NPT. Our industry-leading products—from logging-while-drilling (LWD) and managed pressure drilling (MPD) systems—provide valuable downhole feedback to facilitate 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 and identifies possible drilling hazards before they occur, and enables us to make appropriate adjustments to minimize NPT.

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Post-drill knowledge management

Outlining opportunities for improvement

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

Post-drill knowledge management