• NOV and Chevron optimization project featured in March World Oil


    Cultivating an understanding of complicated downhole drilling dynamics, which impact performance and profitability, enables operators to better plan future well campaigns and optimize operating parameters. To that end, Chevron Upstream Europe collaborated with NOV to run a comprehensive analysis of high-resolution BlackBox™ downhole data on a multi-well extended-reach drilling (ERD) project in the North Sea’s Captain field. 

    The project involved a group of challenging sidetrack wells where Chevron was commonly experiencing various drilling dysfunctions that were negatively impacting performance. Analysis of the downhole data allowed Chevron to determine performance limiters in these wells and develop a plan to mitigate or eliminate such problems on subsequent wells and future field expansions.

    Download the full feature article from the March edition of World Oil here.