Oilfield service company Halliburton has released QuickPulse Automated Directional Gamma Service
The service is a new measurement while drilling (MWD) technology that provides quick and reliable downhole information at extended depths to deliver wells faster.
This capability helps operators drill longer laterals, make improved geosteering decisions and reduce well time to maximise their asset value.
The QuickPulse system combines directional, vibration and gamma-ray sensors with a strong transmission signal that overcomes most downhole interference. The system automatically prioritises critical vibration, tool face and downhole inclination measurements enabling rapid drilling decisions.
It transmits data in intervals as fast as three seconds and full survey measurements in as little as 24 seconds.
Lamar Duhon, vice-president of Sperry Drilling, said, “As operators drill longer laterals, obtaining quality data at greater depths can be difficult because of noise and interference.”
“We designed the QuickPulse system with advanced sensors that detect and automatically transmit data so operators can drill faster and more accurately,” he added.
The system has a small footprint for up to 70 per cent faster rig-up time and the fully automated signal detection helps increase rig efficiency.
The company stated that in Canada, QuickPulse helped an operator reduce connection time by 30 per cent due to faster survey transmission. In the Bakken formation, another operator reported a significant increase in sliding efficiency and delivered the wells below their targeted cycle time.