Expro Excellence
Drilling Technologies
HI TOOL® optimizes drilling of lateral Wells in Permian Basin
Customer challenges

A West Texas operator sought a solution to optimize drilling capabilities

Expro Excellence

For this application, two wells utilized Expro’s 800 series HI TOOL® Harmonic Isolation Tool. The tool was placed above the RSS and MWD/LWD in order to protect these critical BHA components and support increased drilling parameters.

By reducing wear, the HI TOOL® extends the life of BHA components. It also allows the entire face of the bit to stay more directly engaged with the rock which results in a higher ROP.

Value to client

The two wells utilizing the HI TOOL® were compared to two offset wells without any vibration mitigation strategies, with all wells operating within similar parameters. The wells with the HI TOOL® benefitted in multiple ways, including increased ROP, increased section length, reduced of number of trips, and reduced time to complete the lateral sections.

Benefits included:

  • • Increased ROP by an average of 39%
  • • Increased section length by an average of 4200 ft.
  • • Reduced the average number of trips by 2.5
  • • Wells with the HI TOOL® completed the operation an average of five days sooner
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HI TOOL® optimizes drilling of lateral Wells in Permian Basin

In Brief
A West Texas operator sought a solution to optimize drilling capabilities
Product Line
Drilling Technologies
Region
North and Latin America
Customer challenges

A West Texas operator sought a solution to optimize drilling capabilities

Expro Excellence

For this application, two wells utilized Expro’s 800 series HI TOOL® Harmonic Isolation Tool. The tool was placed above the RSS and MWD/LWD in order to protect these critical BHA components and support increased drilling parameters.

By reducing wear, the HI TOOL® extends the life of BHA components. It also allows the entire face of the bit to stay more directly engaged with the rock which results in a higher ROP.

Value to client

The two wells utilizing the HI TOOL® were compared to two offset wells without any vibration mitigation strategies, with all wells operating within similar parameters. The wells with the HI TOOL® benefitted in multiple ways, including increased ROP, increased section length, reduced of number of trips, and reduced time to complete the lateral sections.

Benefits included:

  • • Increased ROP by an average of 39%
  • • Increased section length by an average of 4200 ft.
  • • Reduced the average number of trips by 2.5
  • • Wells with the HI TOOL® completed the operation an average of five days sooner
Contact

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