Drilling Case Studies

Vibration Control Brings 20% Improvement in Drilling Efficiency

Active Vibration Damper – September 2014

Challenge: In this typical Barnett shale well, Beacon E&P required multiple bit trips to drill the tangent section through the Hard Atoka Sandstone.

Solution: APS's recommendation was to run the AVD™ on one well and confirm that the improvements seen on the drilling results were linked to the reduction in drilling vibration by running the VMS™ (Vibration Monitoring Sensor) on an offset well.

Results: The well where the AVD was run was drilled with fewer bit trips and a higher ROP. The savings averaged one and half days to the operator compared to offset wells. The tangent was drilled in 4 days.