Schlumberger unveils reservoir mapping service
Abu Dhabi, May 21, 2014
Leading oilfield services company Schlumberger has launched the GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service.
The new technology reveals features in subsurface beddings and fluid contacts at the reservoir scale to optimise well landing operations, steering capabilities and mapping of multiple boundaries using new deep-directional resistivity measurements enabled by proprietary real-time interpretation techniques, said a statement.
Steve Kaufmann, Drilling and Measurements, said: “With GeoSphere technology, Schlumberger is introducing the first-ever reservoir mapping-while-drilling service that enables customers to map their reservoirs using unprecedented depth of investigation measurements around the wellbore combined with a novel mathematical inversion methodology.”
“This long-awaited technology milestone commercialisation now enables asset teams to seamlessly integrate the data provided by the reservoir mapping-while-drilling service with other downhole measurements to optimise production and reservoir management.”
With a deep range of investigation that extends more than 100 ft from the wellbore, drilling teams can use the GeoSphere service to reduce drilling risk and accurately land wells, resulting in the elimination of pilot holes, said the statement.
In addition, the real-time reservoir mapping-while-drilling service enables the positioning of wells within target reservoirs, away from fluid boundaries, leading to increased reservoir exposure as well as allowing geoscientists to refine their seismic interpretation and geological and structural models.
The GeoSphere service has been tested in more than 140 wells worldwide, including locations in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Russia and Australia, it added. - TradeArabia News Service