16-inch Hole Section: Optimizing ROP and Weight-to-Weight Times

Increase ROP & Reduce Drilling Time 

An operator encountered significant challenges while drilling a 16-inch hole section. Plagued by low ROP and extended drilling times, leading to increased operational costs and delays. Additionally, harsh downhole conditions resulted in frequent tool failures and inefficient hole cleaning, which necessitated multiple runs, further complicating the drilling process. These issues not only threatened the project timeline but also escalated costs.

Key Results & Value Delivered

To address these challenges, the operator implemented Corva alongside Baker Hughes’s i-Trak™ technology. This strategic integration significantly improved ROP and reduced overall drilling time., minimizing tool failures and optimizing the hole cleaning processes. As a result, the section was completed ahead of schedule, cutting costs and setting a new benchmark for performance in the field. 

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