Merlin Extended Reach Drilling



Merlin ERD Limited is the leading independent Well Engineering consultancy, specialising in Extended Reach Drilling (ERD), Complex and High Angle wells. With experience delivering demanding ERD projects from Sakhalin to Australasia, the Middle East, West Africa, the North Sea and the Americas, our clients have enviable access to the latest deviated drilling innovations being implemented around the world.


Whether we’re completing feasibility studies, solving wellbore instability problems, avoiding costly rig upgrades with clever engineering, passing on our experience through our training schools or ensuring trouble free operations, our success is gained through that of our clients.


Recently Merlin ERD’s unique method of applying aeronautical risk management techniques to advanced drilling applications has yielded gains on “standard” deviated wells through the use of techniques developed for record ERD wells. In single well projects this presents itself as reduced problem frequency, whilst multi well projects demonstrate well on well improvements. Both reduce performance uncertainty, increasing the confidence to take on more demanding projects.


We’ll help you unlock your potential, then continually improve.


Services to make your life easier, wells longer in distance and shorter in time.



Latest Training Courses

Critical success factors for planning and implementing ERD Projects



 Open Seat London, UK


Open Seat Amsterdam


Open Seat Abu Dhabi, UAE


Open Seat Aberdeen, UK



10 - 12 June 2014


26 - 28 August 2014


21 - 23 September 2014


10 - 12 November 2014




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Dates shown are client schools unless marked 'open seat'.


Merlin ERD has been named as one of the UK’s top businesses.



We are celebrating being awarded a 2014 Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade - this is one of, if not the most prestigious international accolades that a business can win and is recognition of our excellent achievements and year-on-year growth.


The awards, made annually by HM The Queen, are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category and are announced on her birthday each year.


We’ve won the Queen’s Award having grown overseas sales earnings by almost 400% over the last three years. This is the latest in a long list of achievements as our combined efforts deliver value to clients; allowing us to generate revenue, create and sustain jobs and investment in the local areas that we work.


Managing Director Iain Hutchison described the accolade as “a magnificent honour”. “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is an internationally recognised title which demonstrates the height of our achievements” he said. “It reinforces our position as the leaders in our field of specialised drilling for the oil and gas industry. “We will display our Royal-backed credentials with pride and I’m sure our success will reflect well on both Scotland and Perth as a stamp of business excellence based locally but operating globally.”


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