Halliburton introduces new drill bit sensor

nathan forbes 58uZ3FW7FB4 unsplashHalliburton Company has introduced Cerebro Force in-bit sensors, a technology that captures weight, torque and bending measurements directly from the bit to improve understanding of downhole environments, optimises bit design and increases drilling efficiency

Built on Halliburton’s in-bit vibration sensing platform, Cerebro Force utilises downhole data to reduce or eliminate surface measurement uncertainty and inefficiencies caused by bit design, bottom-hole assembly and drilling parameter selection.

Through the Design at the Customer Interface (DatCI) process, Halliburton’s local network of drill bit experts will work with operators to customise bits for basin-specific applications and use Cerebro Force data to inform new designs and optimise parameters for effective and accurate drilling.

“Achieving drilling performance requires efficiently converting energy into rock cutting. Cerebro Force in-bit sensors provide direct measurements to help operators optimise their rate of penetration to reduce well construction costs,” said David Loveless, vice-president of Drill Bits and Services.

“We are excited to add the only in-bit sensor that accurately measures strain and pressure to our portfolio of products,” he added.

The technology is available on fixed cutter drill bits and is compatible with conventional motor and rotary steerable drive systems.

An operator in West Texas recently deployed Cerebro Force to improve directional control while drilling the curve portion of its wells. Cerebro Force data identified several issues that limited performance and Halliburton developed a mitigation plan that optimised drilling practices and BHA design. This reduced the time to drill the curve section by 38 per cent.

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