8.5-inch Hole Section: Optimizing Drilling Parameters and Weight-to-Weight Time

Reduce Tool Failures & Unnecessary Trips 

An operator faced significant challenges while drilling an 8.5-inch hole section. Frequent tool failures caused by downhole vibrations and tight spots that compromised hole cleaning necessitated additional wiper trips. These issues complicated the drilling process, resulting in the need for multiple runs to complete the section, threatening to extend the project timeline and increase costs.

Key Results & Value Delivered

To overcome these hurdles, the operator utilized Corva and Baker Hughes’s i-Trak™ technology. This strategic approach led to remarkable improvements, including a 33% reduction in weight-to-weight time compared to the direct offset while also achieving a new field record for the longest single run and saving 15.9 days compared to P50 case projections.


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