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Real-Time Modeling of Bit Position Between and Ahead of Surveys

Recorded On: 11/29/2017

Accurate positioning is important when drilling directional and horizontal wells aimed at specific subsurface targets. Unfortunately, due to the low communication bandwidth to the surface, wellbore survey measurements are typically taken infrequently. Between these survey stations, the bit position can only be estimated. This uncertainty in bit position between surveys often leads to steering errors resulting in missed targets, doglegs, and an increase in drilling time and cost.   

In this webinar, we will look at a method for continuously modeling the bit position in real-time between surveys and ahead of surveys. Examples will be shown where this modeling has resulted in better decisions, leading to wells with less tortuousity and higher accuracy.

Bill Chmela

Vice President, Business Development, Motive Drilling Technologies

Mr. Chmela is Vice President in charge of Business Development for Motive Drilling Technologies (a Helmerich & Payne owned Company) in Dallas, Texas. He has extensive experience with digital oilfield technologies related to engineering, petrophysics, geophysics, and drilling. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Professional degree in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered professional Geophysicist in the State of Texas and an officer in the Society of Petroleum Engineers Drilling Uncertainty Technical Section.

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11/29/2017 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
11/29/2017 at 9:30 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available