Integrated solution of GaugePro Echo digital reamer and AutoTrak G3 RSS cut plan by 6 days
A deepwater operator in the Gulf of Mexico planned a well with 2.5° build-up rate (BUR) to reach geological targets and avoid nearby wells. In the build section of the well, the operator also needed to remove the remaining pilot hole so that casing could reach an optimum depth between a sand formation and a deeper slump with unknown depth spacing.
In similar hole sections, the operator had to perform a dedicated reaming run to open the remaining pilot hole. This required a trip with a new bottomhole assembly (BHA) that resulted in at least 30 hours of rig time for each well, increased health, safety, and environmental risks, and triggered hole condition issues.
Tool damage, system failures, and circulation loss in these wells pushed the operator to develop a 12-day authorization for expenditure (AFE) plan for the next well.
Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), combined several of its technologies to deliver precise directional control, overcome tool damage and failures, and eliminate the pilot hole for the next run.
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