Deep Water

Tech Paper: Planning, Execution and Delivery of First Saudi Arabian Red Sea Deepwater Well: Project Management and Execution Case Study

The first deepwater well in the Saudi Arabian side of the Red Sea was going to be a rank wildcat well. Saudi Aramco Upstream leadership assembled a team of experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated professional staff across the Exploration Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir and Exploration Drilling organization to undertake the challenge of safe and successful well delivery. Contemporary frontier exploration projects utilize project development processes...

Case Study: Deepwater Offshore Mexico – Unconventional Reamer Solution

Enlarging a hole using an unconventional reamer solution saved a Halliburton client time and money while achieving excellent hole quality in deepwater offshore Mexico. CHALLENGE – Working in deepwater wells in Mexico provided one operator pressure drop and flow requirement constraints. These types of constraints require drilling a vertical hole with a rotary steerable system and enlarging the hole while doing it. They...

Case Study: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico – Huge Savings for Operators

Accomplishing in less than 8 hours what a competitor couldn’t do required a fast, accurate and safe solution for a Halliburton client in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. CHALLENGE – An operator working in the Gulf of Mexico was completing a deepwater well when they encountered stuck pipe that stalled operations, causing non-productive time (NPT) at a significant cost to the operations. They needed...

Making Better Real Time Decisions While Testing in Deepwater Exploratory Wells

Of critical importance, exploratory wells both represent the initial reservoir evaluation opportunity and help define subsequent development strategies. Hence the importance of obtaining high quality data with which to portray accurate static-dynamic reservoir characterization. This is the reason the drill stem test (DST) is one of the most important tests oil companies use to execute their exploratory wells. DST Operative Time and Cost...

Computing Hydrocarbon Saturation in Laminated Reservoirs

Under the general designation of thinly bedded reservoirs, a large class of hydrocarbon bearing formations exhibit widely varying characteristics. The thickness of the laminations may be as little as few millimeters and as large as several centimeters. While laminated reservoirs are generally assumed to be made up of sand-shale sequences, many include carbonate layers or more complex lithology. In the case of thick...

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