RFID in Energy, Mining and Construction 2014 SessionsEnhancing Downhole Drilling Operations Via RFID
Enhancing Downhole Drilling Operations Via RFID
Oil and gas drilling requires RFID systems that are operable in the harshest environments and can overcome such issues as frequent extreme vibration, high pressure and temperature, harsh downhole fluids, and extended use and run times. Working collaboratively with Marathon Oil and PetroWell, Weatherford developed a drilling reamer that employs RFID technology to enable multiple, on-demand activations or deactivations any time during the drilling or tripping processes. To test activation or deactivation of a drilling reamer, a field trial was conducted on the Casey Edward well, drilled by Marathon Oil in North Dakota. The field trial, including a total of eight successful activations or deactivations, proved the tool operational. Learn how the drilling reamer reduces operating time, as well as risk, and how overall drilling efficiency is increased and development economics are improved.