Schlumberger announced the commercialization of the PeriScope HD multilayer bed boundary detection service. The technology accurately detects multiple formation layers, orientation of approaching beds and fluid boundary positions to enable advanced well placement services in clastic and carbonate fields.
“For complex, thinly bedded and compartmentalized reservoirs, it is critical for geoscientists to place wells in the most productive parts of the reservoir layers,” said Steve Kaufmann, president, Drilling & Measurements, Schlumberger. “The PeriScope HD technology enables customers to choose the optimal steering direction within the reservoirs to improve production.”
The PeriScope HD service uses a combination of inversion models with additional azimuthal measurements to provide precise delineation of formation bed boundaries for advanced well placement and accurate definition of multiple productive layers. This real-time multilayer detection technology leads to better understanding of how formations are deposited, which enables geoscientists to position future wells for improved production.
The PeriScope HD service has been tested in reservoirs in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America, as well as thinly layered reservoirs in North America. The technology proved its ability to accurately detect formation bed boundaries in both conductive and resistive drilling fluids.