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Pushing the limits with continuous improvement (australia)

Pushing the limits with continuous improvement (australia)
Merlin ERD

PUSHING THE LIMITS WITH CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT (AUSTRALIA)

Project: Multi-lateral infill drilling campaign

Challenges: Shallow TVD / narrow mud weight window, mud losses negatively impact production rates, limited weight available for running screens.

Solution:       

  • Extensive optimization engineering efforts to ensure feasibility
  • Pre-spud training sessions to increase awareness of ERD practices and drilling risks
  • Real-time data collection and calibration of T&D and hydraulics models to validate engineering and avoid surprises during operations.
  • Experienced ERD Advisors to provide on-the-job mentoring and to address any remaining knowledge gaps within the rig teams.

Result:           

  • Accurate data allowed the Operator to confidently extend lateral lengths by more than 130% and access new reserves.
  • Further extensions of lateral length are now planned based on the results to date.
  • Sand screen completions run to depth in all wellbores without any requirement for rotation.

Wells departure increase with holistic ERD approach