‘Key issues can be detected and mitigated against, enabling safer drilling, minimization of non-productive time, and cost savings’
Drilled cuttings returning from the wellbore are the primary source of information for geologists as they map the formations being drilled.
However, the volume of cuttings returned to surface is also predictable and any deviation from the anticipated levels indicates potential wellbore stability issues – which may lead to future drilling risks.
Our Hole Cleaning Monitoring (HCM) service provides a detailed, real time record of the volume of drilled cuttings returned, which in turn yields vital information on the hole cleaning efficiency.
Mud rheology, wiper trips, and drilling parameters can be optimized and hole cleaning best practices can be refined. Key issues – such as stuck pipe, cuttings bed and hole collapse – can be detected and mitigated against, enabling safer drilling, minimization of non-productive time, and cost savings.
The HCM service is fully integrated with the XView platform and all data can be viewed anywhere in the world, in real time, through the SkyView web-based remote monitoring service.