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Case Studies

Canadian Operator Uses AI Driller for Quick Projections to Land Curve Section

Canadian Operator Uses AI Driller for Quick Projections to Land Curve Section

Canadian Operator Uses AI Driller for Quick Projections to Land Curve Section

The all-inclusive directional surveillance module delivers flawless directional guidance capabilities preventing additional trip costs and renting a flex monel

The Canadian operator's drilling and asset teams face limited time for thorough due diligence to vet scenarios for planning doglegs, BHA bent settings, anti-collision measures, and performance. As a result, these tasks must be managed "on the fly" during drilling operations.

Following the plan, the dog legs predicted would be 14-15deg/30m and 2.25 FBH bent motor with 2 flex models would be required. The challenge of shaly formation that would impact the kick off point would also have to be considered.





Key Results & Value Delivered

  1. Optimized the BHA and mud motor dial settings to 2 runs  for the build and lateral respectively to prevent aggressive dog legs that would be created with higher fixed bent housing on the mud motor that would limit the rotary and hence the depth of cut and ROP.


    • Reduced the FBH to 2.0 and 1 non-mag flex Monel creating 10deg/30m in actual (16hr trip saved and additional cost of running flex monel )


  2. Created rapid projection scenarios in real-time before kicking off that would provide the lowest dog legs based on formation competencies, slide efficiencies, AI-assisted build and rotary projections to ensure the minimized wellbore tortuous well path to the landing point.


  3. With the analysis of scenarios, also predicted a game plan to avoid collisions and prevent extending the hard boundary at kick-off, heel, and toe points maintaining a safe separation window that was set and subscribed to as an alert to provide triggers while drilling the well.


Western Canada

Region

Montney

Field / Basin

16 hrs