Electromagnetic MWD improves drilling performance in the Fayetteville ///

The Fayetteville Shale, located in the Arkoma Basin of Arkansas, is one of the fastest-growing shale gas plays in North America. Horizontal drilling coupled with hydraulic fracturing makes this reservoir highly prolific, with production rates comparable to those of the Barnett Shale. However, the area presents numerous challenges including loss of circulation, wellbore instability and significant connection times, which reduce efficiency while drilling the curve and lateral sections.

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