VisiTrak service navigated 2,838 ft of pay sand without pilot hole
Jun 23, 2020
An operator drilling in the Carapebus reservoir off the shore of Brazil requested Baker Hughes drill an 81/2-in., 3,340-ft (1,018-m) horizontal section in the reservoir’s facies 1 sand. The heel of the well was in an area below seismic resolution.
The Carapebus reservoir is a series of gravity flow channel deposits on the continental slope margin of the Campos Basin. The reservoir is subdivided into 3 facies types, with facies 1 being the only productive sand type. The thickness and distribution of the facies 1 sand within the reservoir was poorly known.
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