Unconventional/complex reservoirs

Technical Solution Improves Safety, Efficiency of Well Construction Offshore Australia

This paper details new technologies and work flows implemented for Australian offshore wells to improve drilling efficiency while managing associated risks.

Work scope of the technical-solution model.
Fig. 1—Work scope of the technical-solution model.

The emergence of real-time well construction performance-monitoring centers has improved the service delivery for operators across numerous offshore oil fields in Australia significantly. The complete paper details new technologies and work flows implemented for three Australian offshore wells, with the primary objective of improving drilling efficiency while managing associated risks. Additional objectives included optimizing daily operational performance, thus delivering time savings for the operator and highlighting areas of possible improvements.

Introduction

The paper describes a successful drilling campaign in a challenging field in the Timor Sea. It describes how data analysis, risk evaluation, and real-time performance monitoring can be influential in saving rig time and project success.

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