Wired drill pipe delivers 4.25 rig days of net savings ///

IntelliServ WDP has been installed on a jackup rig in Martin Linge field, which is situated in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. This field was discovered initially in 1975, but proved too complex to develop at the time. Martin Linge resources consist of a shallow oil reservoir and several, deeper, structurally complex, HP gas and condensate reservoirs. The oil reservoirs are being developed with long horizontal wells, as well as several deviated wells being drilled to unlock the gas and condensate reserves. Several exploration and appraisal wells were drilled within a narrow pressure window, with multiple BHA runs per section. This complex drilling environment posed many challenges, including severe losses, influxes, unstable formations and excessive downhole shock and vibrations, resulting in poor MWD/LWD signals. To drill the wells within this complex environment more effectively, the WDP system was deployed.

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