Integrated Well Construction Solutions
Deliver Wells Earlier
Weatherford offers well construction solutions for cost-effective, reliable execution to achieve your long-term integrity and production goals. We start with pre-planning strategies to fully understand the objectives and risks, whether for oil and gas, geothermal, or other resources requiring wells for access. Then in collaboration with all stakeholders, we tailor purpose-built solutions and effective execution plans to mitigate risks, accomplish objectives, and facilitate early production. Drawing on our proven experience for consistent, predictable results across the entire project delivery spectrum—from time and materials, to lump-sum turnkey, engineering and well-design expertise, operational planning, and third-party management—we integrate services to optimize total cost of ownership and deliver wells earlier.
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Advance overall efficiency and mitigate risk
Using our project management methodology, we carry out all facets of the strategy for increased drilling and completion efficiencies while upholding the highest safety and well integrity standards. As part of our method, we implement a proprietary drilling hazard mitigation process for risk management, continuous improvement, and effective integration of Weatherford and third-party services to attain dependable well construction performance.
Our engineering experts design wells and plan operations while leveraging a broad technology and service offering. This portfolio features our exclusive automated and digital solutions, including the Centro™ well construction optimization platform, Victus™ intelligent MPD, and Vero® automated connection integrity. We apply the associated technologies to handle well construction challenges in a proactive way, manage wellbore conditions with precision, establish well integrity without question, and thereby meet your project objectives.
According to a contract awarded in 2017, Weatherford began performing integrated drilling, completion, and workover services in a new offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, the service company has reduced drilling in 24 wells by more than 40 days, which saved $6 million and resulted in early production. It has also executed 105 workovers, for more than 73,000 B/D of production.
Driven by KPIs that included safety, operational objectives, and timeline targets, Weatherford transitioned from a contract based on performance rather than days rates, which enabled better alignment with the operator and focus on achieving the operator’s goals.
The Weatherford Integrated Services team developed and executed a design-to-delivery completion program that complied with new, rigorous government regulations. Based on lessons learned from unconventional completion operations in the Continental US and South America, the program resulted in faster delivery and more production in the uncharted onshore area.
In the Vaca Muerta and Quintuco formations, Weatherford deployed an integrated solution, including the Revolution® rotary steerable system, Victus intelligent managed pressure drilling, and Vero automated connection integrity to save an operator more than 6 days of drilling time worth nearly $1.5 million. The solution enabled safely drill through challenging intervals in record time with zero nonproductive (NPT) time caused by formation instability, influxes, or mud losses.
Achieve consistent and predictable results
With customer interests always at the forefront, we develop innovative solutions that incorporate effective designs and execution plans. The Weatherford project manager acts as a single point of contact who manages every activity with open, clear communication among all project stakeholders.
Our Centro well construction optimization platform supports this collaboration, which enables carrying out operations according to plan and managing variables in a take-charge manner for reliable, consistent delivery. From design, to planning and implementation, we monitor executional integrity from a remote location, onsite, or both. This operational supervision helps to achieve and maintain safety and quality, stay on-time and on-budget, effectuate management of change, secure lessons learned, capture best practices, and implement newfound knowledge for continuous improvement during the life of the project and in future operations.
For 11 years, Weatherford has performed integrated drilling and intervention services for a major operator according to a contract awarded in 2009. So far, the service company has drilled 542 wells, performed more than 5,580 workover and intervention jobs, and installed more than 340 artificial lift systems. Its services have optimized drilling performance, thereby shaving 196 days from the original schedule for a savings of $16 million.
A Weatherford solution—including Integrated Services and the Centro well construction optimization platform—enabled delivering an onshore well in 60% less time with 40% less cost and 33% more production compared to the previous offset well. The software platform provided end-to-end real-time data technology with access for more than 100 users as well as remote monitoring and optimization by several product lines.
Weatherford MPD experts designed, fabricated, and permanently installed a Victus intelligent MPD solution with a reduced footprint on a drilling contractor’s jackup rig in just 41 days. The early installation enabled the rig to depart the shipyard on schedule, after which the solution provided precise, fast pressure control when drilling through challenging high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) formations to reach total depth.
For all phases of an exploratory project in an area with high potential for recovering unconventional resources, Weatherford provided integrated logistical and operational services. As a result, the customer was able to complete the job in 291 days with less than 3% NPT and within budget. At the same time, it re-established its presence in an unfamiliar country with a unique social and political environment.
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