It’s time to unlock the rock. We use a near bit sensor that has the same types of accelerometers as your smartphone to measure the crushing mechanism of the bit and rock interface.
Each cutter head interacts with the rock in a manner comparable to a little earthquake, and as the bit progresses through the formation, these mini earthquakes are measured and analyzed to reveal mechanical rock properties.
With known changes in stresses along the lateral as a result of depletion and heterogeneity, selection of entry point location and hole size becomes more defined. So whether you’re staging based on stresses or designing EHD to optimize a limited entry approach, understanding the stress environment makes for a much more efficient completion approach.
Measuring real accelerations at the drill bit provides high resolution mechanical properties that are missed by surface measurements of the drill string. This rock data is more reliable than traditional methods and yields more accurate target zones, geo-informed completion designs, improved depletion identification and proper well spacing, all at a fraction of the cost.
ALL REWARD WITHOUT THE RISK OF TRADITIONAL SONIC METHODS
Analyzing the geology and mechanics of the subsurface provides a more accurate representation of the reservoir environment, and reveals larger field development issues that need attention like frac barrier mapping and well spacing.
By studying the interaction between wells in a 3D model environment like this, completions can be designed to provide a more uniformly stimulated reservoir. Once reservoir interaction is understood, we can achieve improved well spacing and optimize well sequencing.
Our internal best practices yield optimal results for your development.