Imaging Services from Baker Hughes capture real-time acoustic images of your borehole that deliver critical information on the condition of your wellbore and the geology of the surrounding formation. Armed with this information, you can avoid a range of costly borehole issues—from stuck pipe to lost circulation to poor well performance—and develop an optimized completion strategy.
Our imaging technologies capture amplitude and travel-time images of the borehole wall in all drilling fluid types. The resulting high-resolution images allow for detailed studies of your formation’s fracture network, wellbore stability, and rock geomechanics.
Our service provides a number of additional valuable benefits for subsequent well completion activities and your long-term production.
- Capture images in all drilling conditions. Acquire high-resolution images in water- and oil-based mud systems, large boreholes, and heavy mud, all while drilling.
- Get full wellbore coverage without compromising speed. Capture high-quality images and ensure 360-degree coverage of the wellbore at high ROP, thanks to our high sampling rates and multiple transducers.
- Optimize your completion design. Use our acoustic imaging services to clearly identify variations in lithology, bedding, and lamination as well as natural and induced fractures, all of which inform hydraulic fracturing plans to maximize production.
Together, let’s discover how our high-resolution imaging services can help you sharpen your view of the subsurface in any drilling application.