You can depend on reservoir navigation services (RNS) from Baker Hughes to drill and geosteer complex high-angle and horizontal wells. Our precise, real-time drilling capabilities and advanced formation evaluation technologies are complemented by dynamic, interactive software and experienced RNS supervisors offering expert advice. This fit-for-purpose, multidisciplinary approach reduces nonproductive time (NPT) and maximizes production by keeping your wellbore in the pay zone.
Comprehensive pre-well planning and modeling integrate predictive tool response modeling with the 3D geospatial earth model. During drilling, we detect remote boundaries in real time and update the models that describe and predict the environment ahead of the bit to keep the well in the most productive zone.
Make better real-time decisions
RNS supervisors dynamically link to a selection of geological curtain sections allowing fast, interactive updates and interpretations. Real-time distance-to-bed boundary and apparent-dip calculations with all image data are available for improved decision-making.
Our proprietary RNS software is a fully integrated, forward, logging-while-drilling (LWD) response modeling package with links to the 3D earth model. The software application has proprietary modeling algorithms for all of our LWD tools.
Operator increases production nearly 50%
In a mature, onshore California field with an average water cut of 90%, the operator had to place the wellbore at maximum elevation in the structure to avoid water coning. There was significant uncertainty about the exact location of the formation roof.
The objective in the lateral section was to steer the well in the reservoir body and maintain 3- to 7-ft (0.9- to 2.1-m standoff from the roof. The planned horizontal section lengths were 1,400 to 1,800 ft (426 to 548 m).
Baker Hughes’s AziTrak™ deep azimuthal resistivity tool for a 360-degree downhole view offered continuous, real-time monitoring of the well’s geological position. We landed the well with anticollision constraints in the precise location and maintained optimum standoff from the reservoir roof with continuous real-time distance-to-bed-boundary monitoring.
Production with our reservoir navigation services was 48% higher compared with the offsets.
Contact your Baker Hughes representative today to find out how we can help you with your reservoir navigation concerns by keeping your well in the most productive zones.