Accurate pore pressure prediction is very important for creating safe mud gradient and kick prevention. HPHT and Deepwater wells are typically drilled with a very narrow operating envelope between the mud and fracture gradient. Therefore for casing depths optimization and establishing maximum safe drilling depth for the well design and pressure rating of the blowout preventer equipment, the need for a better and quality mud weight window to reduce nonproductive time and cost. Top of page
Adatt Global petroleum is blessed with a team of properly trained personnel essential for well control activities. It is very important to establish a balance between drilling fluid pressure monitoring activities and blowout preventer. If the formation pressure is greater than the mud pressure, there is the possibility of a blowout. Top of page
Pre-drill/Post-drill Pore Pressure
The prediction and analysis of pressure conditions in the subsurface ahead of the drill bit and real-time is an essential aspect of exploration process. Adatt global petroleum pore pressure experts provided first class solutions that can be integrated into the client database to be used by the exploration and production team. Pore pressure prediction and is a very critical property that must be taken into account to achieve success in exploration and production efforts. Top of page
Pore pressure and wellbore stability analysis is a proven process for planning successful well construction programs. Understanding of pore pressure and wellbore stability parameters can provide a solid background for every well planning process. Adatt global petroleum pore pressure and wellbore stability experts can combine domain knowledge and innovative approach to help understand the subsurface environment, reduce or eliminate uncertainty and problems that can lead to costly equipment and nonproductive time issue, such as stuck pipe, lost circulation, wellbore collapse, dry holes and blowouts in addition to risks to personnel safety and the environment. Top of page
Our partnership with Baird Petrophysical International (BPI – www.bairdpetro.com) make Adatt global petroleum uniquely standout in using innovative approach to help understand the subsurface environment by combining 2D and 3D seismic, drilling data and well data for pore pressure prognosis. Top of page
DRILLING FLUID AND MUD SERVICES/PERSONNEL FOR DRILLING AND COMPLETION PROJECTS
We have created a portfolio of drilling services and products that make well construction safer, reduce nonproductive time and enhance reservoir deliverability. We’re your full service drilling fluids partner. We can help you cut rig time, reduce cost, protect your reservoir and maintain complete environment compliance. Our expert team identifies the right approach with the right products and services, regardless of the drilling challenge, we deliver wellbore to the sweet spot for decreased investment risk and maximized production. We can help beat your days versus depth curve, saving time and money. Call us today to lower total operating cost while accelerating production. Top of page
Directional drilling is the practice of drilling non-vertical wells. This is usually achieved by deviating a wellbore along a planned path to a target located a given lateral distance and direction from vertical. This includes drilling as vertically as possible from a given TVD
ADATT global Directional Drilling services have earned a worldwide reputation for providing reliable and cost-effective services. Our directional drilling services ensure precise wellbore placement with faster rate of production in all applications: from land and shallow-water environments to extended-reach and deepwater drilling. We drill wells more efficiently, place wells precisely in the reservoir, and evaluate the formation adjacent to the wellbore accurately. DrillWorks Predict™ software enables us to plan well trajectories while managing survey data. Combining real-time reservoir navigation and visualization, we’ll collaborate with you to maximize reservoir contact for increased production. Top of page
LWD & MWD
ADATT global petroleum uses LWD sensor with directional data and formation model property to acquire real time data. LWD sensor also enables us to direct high-angle and horizontal drilling and ensure judicious use of expensive rig time. Our LWD services acquire high-quality data for geosteering and formation evaluation. And MWD services deliver the real-time data at transmission rates quadruple the industry standard. Improve wellbore stability and hole quality, and optimize well placement for maximum production—faster.
Our LWD systems offer superior formation evaluation data to maximize reservoir value while drilling. LWD sensors deliver wireline quality petrophysical data and address directional drilling, formation evaluation, and geosteering applications. Our tools will help you gather reservoir information, enhance drilling performance, and optimize well placement. Top of page
Gamma services are probe-based or collar-mounted with our MWD service. Gamma-ray sensors detect lithology changes. Resistivity services are offered through our drillworks predict™ system, delivering comprehensive evaluation of formation and near-bore environments Magnetic resonance services offer a lithology-independent porosity measurement while drilling through our Drillworks predict ™ software, quantifying fluids occupying pore space into fractions that contribute to production and fractions that do not. Except for hydrocarbon effect, environmental corrections are not required. Formation pressures services offer real-time measurements of formation pressure while drilling. Our Drillworks predict™ system determines reservoir fluids mobility, optimizing the acquisition period and minimizing the total time required to accurately measure formation pressure.
Through our LWD and MWD services we were able to
Determine the true formation resistivity which enables us to make accurate measurements for drilling optimization, fracture identification, and hydrocarbon pay identification.
Achieve reservoir evaluation with measurements of petrophysical properties while drilling which enable us to perform formation evaluation, well placement, and drilling optimization measurements.
Provides accurate evaluation of formation productivity, determination of mineralogy-independent porosity, and direct hydrocarbon characterization through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. This service provides real-time productivity solutions
Obtain real-time time-depth/velocity measurements without disrupting drilling operations. This enable us provide real-time projection logs of compressional and shear data, quality control logs, and other measurements in a variety of hole sizes
Perform Real-time measurements for accurate formation evaluation and geosteering. Formation pressure while drilling prevents time lost because of drilling pressure-depleted formations and helps preserve virgin pressure zones scheduled for sidetrack development or completion.
Through our drilling optimization service can optimize your overall drilling performance, mitigates risk with our Drillworks® and reduce time to Total Depth ratio through integrated design, execution, and evaluation work processes. Our expert team of drilling engineer will help you design the best well possible and supporting the wellsite team. Designing the optimal drilling system with the appropriate technology to do the job and processing real-time drilling data through advanced drilling software applications helps maximize Rate of Production, reduce risk, eliminate nonproductive time, and reach Total Depth faster while reducing overall drilling cost. Our specialist can predict the pore pressure caused by various mechanisms, fracture pressure, and hole collapse pressures. The industry-leading Drillworks® software is used to provide comprehensive pre-well analysis and wellsite surveillance services to determine the mechanisms of pore pressure generation within a prospect. Advanced pore pressure, geomechanical and basin models can also be developed and updated in real time. Using real-time formation evaluation data, including sonic, density, resistivity and gamma ray, enables the ADT service specialist to update and refine the expected conditions. Recommendations are then made to help ensure wellbore integrity and stability, maximize ROP, extend target depth criteria and optimize or eliminate casing points. It removes uncertainty in mud weight decisions, and integrates with the Hydraulics Management service to maximize performance while helping to maintain safe drilling condition. Top of page
To meet performance drilling objectives, we incorporate experienced personnel, advanced processes, leading drilling technology, and proven drilling software. Casing/liner drilling reduces nonproductive time while minimizing risk and problems associated with conventional drilling. In addition to reducing well control, borehole stability, and lost circulation problems, our technology also eliminates the risk associated with heavy drillpipe handling for improved rig-floor safety. Operation Support Centers support this effort with real-time software services. And, as engineering and assembly design play an essential role in performance drilling, we provide integrated drillbit design to optimize the BHA for all drilling conditions. Top of page
Our coiled tubing (CT) services are designed to improve your well and reservoir performance. Coil Tubing applications include matrix and fracture stimulation, wellbore cleanout, logging, perforating, nitrogen kickoff, sand control, drilling, cementing, well circulation, and mechanical isolation. Coiled tubing and reentry drilling systems economically access new and/or previously bypassed pay zones to maximize ultimate recovery, improve revenue, and extend field life. Our coil tubing systems deliver precise directional drilling, advanced MWD, and optional LWD capabilities to successfully support your special projects. Additional technology also improves the overall performance. Risk is reduced while setting whipstocks and during window-cutting by precise toolface control and depth correlation. The wellbore placement within the reservoir is optimized by the provided formation evaluation data and the systems geosteering capability. Top of page
Surface logging Service
Our innovative surface logging technologies and systems are designed to provide you with better data, which translate to better decisions. We provide a global team of highly qualified surface logging experts. Our versatile systems consist of three principal areas: formation evaluation, drilling optimization and data management .Our Surface Logging Service includes integrated formation evaluation data and drilling performance monitoring to improve operational efficiency. Our real-time applications enable seamless data distribution and integration with directional drilling, LWD, MWD, wireline data and any third-party services. SLS acquires and stores lithological data that are combined with engineering data collected from surface sensors and downhole services. Real-time reservoir characterization is based on cuttings, hydrocarbon, gas-ratio, and mass-spectrometry analysis. Top of page
Geomechanical Models, Studies & Analysis
The orientation of regional and borehole stresses is a controlling factor in borehole stability, development of preferential permeability, sand production and casing damage. A geomechanical model was developed to explain drilling (washouts and borehole collapse), completion (high fracture tortuosity) and production (sanding) problems experienced during the development of overpressured laminated shaly sandstone reservoirs in the Burgos Basin, northern Mexico. In the absence of core data, the model used rock mechanical properties derived from conventional acoustic, porosity and resistivity logs. Additional data for the model came from imaging-log data (breakout azimuth), seismic data and drilling and completion data, such as minifrac data from the first exploratory well. The geomechanical model included porepressure and mechanical-properties models that provided an improved understanding of the total stress tensor (magnitude and orientation of the principal horizontal stresses), pore pressure, and the geomechanical properties. Model validation consisted of comparing model predictions for the occurrence of breakouts/ washouts and lost-circulation zones with actual data from earlier wells. The validated model was used to optimize the drilling (mud-weight) program, well placement, completion (perforation orientation and fracture design) and production specifications (drawdown pressure) for a new directional well. ADATT global petroleum offers a full service in all aspects of:
Wellbore stability and pore pressure prediction analysis is a proven process for planning successful well construction programs. Understanding of pore pressure and wellbore stability parameters can provide a solid background for every well planning process. ADATT global petroleum pore pressure and wellbore stability experts can combine domain knowledge and innovative approach to help understand the subsurface environment, reduce or eliminate uncertainty and problems that can lead to costly equipment and nonproductive time issue, such as stuck pipe, lost circulation, wellbore collapse, dry holes and blowouts in addition to risks to personnel safety and the environment. Top of page
We apply comprehensive geomechanical modeling to your projects, understanding wellbore stability issues and recommending specific operational parameters to improve performance. We'll deliver optimal mud weights, more stable wellbore trajectories, and improved evaluation of stability in uncased wells and multilaterals over time.
Specifically, we provide:
Optimize mud weight and casing designs
Predict success probability quantitatively
Recommend the best data acquisition programs
Perform a Reality Check of wellbore stability predictions
Integrate with other companies' real-time wellbore stability solutions
Pore pressure prediction
The prediction and analysis of pressure conditions in the subsurface ahead of the drill bit and real-time is an essential aspect of exploration process. ADATT global petroleum pore pressure experts provided first class solutions that can be integrated into the client database to be used by the exploration and production team. Pore pressure prediction and is a very critical property that must be taken into account to achieve success in exploration and production efforts.
ADATT Global petroleum evaluates the formation pore pressure using the software named.
Drillworks® This program considers formation pressure measurements, normal compaction trends, effective stress ratios, and wellbore drilling events to calibrate the calculations. It can also account
for buoyancy and centroid effects in permeable formations. The formation pressure is calibrated again during the stress determination from borehole failure analysis (i.e., breakout and tensile cracks). Top of page
Specifically, our services include:
Pore pressure prediction
Pore pressure measurement
Pore pressure analysis and detailed report.
Sand Production Prediction Predicting and controlling sand production are critical components of choosing the right completions program and optimizing production. The main objective of each sand production.
study is to optimize the production rate by predicting the maximum sand-free drawdown. Finite-element models for different completion types are available to predict the maximum drawdown for arbitrarily oriented wells. ADATT global petroleum uses skilled interpretation to select the right sand management solution, to guide development decisions, to enable appropriate completions planning, to optimize future reservoir management and to help optimize recovery from reservoir with better sand production prediction.
Research has demonstrated that sand production is a two-step process: (1) Fail the rock, and (2) transport the product of failure (sand or rock fragments).
To predict sand failure during production, the ADATT global petroleum constructs a mechanical earth model (MEM) of the reservoir. A 1D model is used for basic risk analysis, a 3D model helps manage the entire reservoir and avoid risky well location, and a 4D model predicts the location and onset of sand production. This knowledge is captured in a Sand Management Advisor system that can predict sand failure at the production tunnel.
In addition, this solution can help
mprove production by determining maximum sand-free drawdown
Optimize completion and well intervention planning by discovering maximum sand-free depletion
Select smart perforation intervals
Determine the best perforation strategy
Optimize sand production prediction workflow
Recommend perforation location, avoiding weak intervals
Fracture reservoir analysis Exploit relationship between in-situ stress and permeability to produce more effectively from fractured reservoir
Most carbonate reservoirs are naturally fractured and contain fractures that can range from isolated microscopic fissures to kilometer-long structures called fracture swarms or corridors. The fractures create complex paths for hydrocarbons and other fluids which impact reservoir characterization, production performance, and ultimate recovery. Let our experts use there inevitable experience to help you make better well decisions through field-specific geomechanical models enabling:
- Detection of variations in stress magnitudes affecting permeable fracture sets
- Optimization of drilling direction to intersect zones enhancing permeability
- Characterization of variations in fracture attributes in adjacent fault blocks Top of page
Improved Trajectories through Improved Insight
Knowing the orientation of permeable fractures can help you optimize well trajectories to intersect the maximum number of permeable fractures. It all starts with wellbore images, the fundamental data for optimizing reservoir drainage. Using our “drill work predict software”, we’ll characterize and classify natural fractures and faults, giving measurements of orientation, distribution, and apparent aperture. Next, “drill works predict” is used to analyze the fracture data, along with the reservoir stress profile to determine the proximity of fracture and fault sets to frictional failure. From there, your critical well planning decisions are made easier. Optimize design, drill for the permeable zones and enjoy the peace of mind—and extra profit—that comes with good decision making
Fault Seal Analysis
We use fault mapping from seismic data to understand reservoir compartmentalization for improved production.
Stress state drives the ability of reservoir-bounding faults to serve as effective fault seals. If the faults are critically stressed, repeated slip will reduce sealing properties, causing hydrocarbon leakage and limiting maximum column height. We can help you qualify fault leakage probability with reservoir geomechanics.
Understanding stress helps you understand seal stress and pore-pressure control fault reactivation. Since reactivated faults tend to be permeable, stresses resolved on faults can control fault seal integrity, hydrocarbon migration, reservoir compartmentalization, and maximum hydrocarbon column heights.
We start with accurate knowledge of reservoir in-situ stress orientation and magnitudes using our software and/or seismic data. We analyze seismically mapped fault segments with our “drill works predict” application to determine fault proximity to frictional failure, allowing us to reduce guesswork and increase your production capabilities. Also with the help of our software we can help in:
Our consulting professionals bring many years of experience in different geological environments. These experts wield hands-on knowledge along with advanced workflows and technology to keep you ahead of the competition
For basin analysis, petroleum systems, play and fairway analysis, seismic imaging and exploratory prospect generation, ADATT global petroleum taps into a variety of our unique designed workflows and experience to assist you in identifying prospects and assessing hydrocarbon potential, whether in conventional oil and gas plays, deep water, or unconventional plays such as gas shale. We also process seismic data including post-stack enhancements, sub-salt imaging and illumination, seismic depth imaging, pre-stack time and depth migration, velocity analysis, 3D velocity modeling, time-depth conversion, seismic inversion, amplitude variation with offset (AVO) and rock property analysis and hydrocarbon indicator analysis. Our services include basin analysis:
Exploratory prospect generation
Exploratory prospect generation
We have a better understanding of the elements and processes of the petroleum generation systems, which are critical for the mapping of leads and prospects. Rich collaborative, multidisciplinary visualization infrastructure for daily work and high-level meetings. ADATT Global identifies exploratory leads and generates prospects (structural and stratigraphic) by integrated mapping of geological, geophysical, petrophysical and geochemical analysis. These can be presented as risked and ranked prospects along with economic evaluation. Application of sequence and seismic stratigraphy are used to identify reservoir facies and predict timing of structural formation. Top of page
Seismic imaging directs an intense sound source into the ground to evaluate subsurface conditions and to possibly detect high concentrations of contamination. Receivers called geophones, analogous to microphones, pick up “echoes” that come back up through the ground and record the intensity and time of the “echo” on computers. Data processing turns these signals into images of the geologic structure. Seismic imaging helps petroleum geologists to build up a detailed understanding of sub-surface structures. The resulting data can be used to identify possible oil and gas migration paths, estimate the geometry and size of potential traps, and predict directly the presence of hydrocarbons.
Seismic survey data are not only used to search for hydrocarbon accumulations, but are also important in developing new oil and gas fields and not least in managing production. Petroleum exploration is a business with high levels of risk and uncertain outcomes.
Knowledge and technology are key requirements for success. This technology allows our Geologist to see beneath the earth's surface more clearly and accurately than ever before. Using these proprietary tools, researchers have been able to find significant oil and gas reservoirs in increasingly challenging areas, such as beneath thick mountains of salt in the deepwater portion of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Seismic images have become more accurate with the development of more sophisticated velocity models, which contain information about the speed with which the seismic waves travel through the rock layers. This information is critical for unraveling the geologic secrets hidden below. Recorded echoes produce a vast amount of data, and powerful supercomputers are required to process and analyze the data to form a 3-D image. Accuracy is essential: The better the images, the fewer the number of dry holes, which improves the likelihood that an exploratory well will confirm a discovery and move toward production.
ADATT Global is committed to merge seismic processing and interpretation as a way of maximizing seismic data quality in accordance with specific end-user needs. Top of page
ELECTROMAGNETIC SEISMIC DATA
Accurate determination of reservoir petrophysical parameters is important for formation evaluation and reservoir management. We estimate reservoir petrophysical parameters, such as porosity and fluid saturations, from electromagnetic and seismic measurements.
The vision of ADATT global petroleum is to take electromagnetic (EM) sensors to the permanent monitoring market and to establish it as a routine tool in hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal. It was recognized early on that reservoir monitoring systems could offer high value to operators, but at the time, existing seismic-based methods could not convincingly deliver the solutions needed which required knowledge of the reservoir fluid. While there was serious push and support from major oil companies, technology was the motivator for the company.
Advances in electronics had made it possible to combine surface and borehole electromagnetic measurements with 3D seismic and link fluid and porosity monitoring with an exact location in the three-dimensional space. ADATT global was able to accomplish this through EM technologies that offer full field reservoir identification, delineation, and monitoring through the use of sensors and methodologies. Company staff had used these technologies since the early eighties but dropped the borehole components - the key elements linking the reservoir to surface measurements - several times due to sensor realization limitations. Now the focus is on three core areas: permanent sensors to monitor production efficiency, marine electromagnetic technology as a direct hydrocarbon indicator, and borehole electromagnetic for geosteering of the drill bit to provide deep reading resistivity measurements. Together with various alliance partners the company has been developing permanent or semi-permanent EM, gravity (density), and seismic sensors that can be integrated into a monitoring system. The sensors can be placed both in the borehole and at the surface to optimize resolution and spatial coverage. Top of page
A priority today is marine time domain CSEM (CSEM) technology and robust integration with the seismic method.
To include borehole measurements a deep reading TEM (transient electromagnetics) system has been developed for geosteering. The tool is intended to provide high resolution resistivity measurements of the surrounding formation up to several tens of meters away. It is designed to link directly to single well seismic.
ECD MANAGEMENT/WELL CONTROL MONITORING, STUCK PIPE AND OTHERS We offer innovative system for real-time drilling simulation, well control, 3D visualization and control management from our remote drilling expert center.
We provide important documentation analysis on key drilling parameters like hydraulics profile (ECD), temperature profile, and friction conditions along the drill string and wellbore, cuttings transport conditions, well instability tendencies, pore pressure ahead of drill bit, optimal ROP — all in real time.
We run a 24/7 constant Supervision of ECD: an advanced pressure and temperature model, optionally with automatic or semi-automatic calibration is continuously run during drilling operations, to help convert raw data to useful information easier and more reliably. Top of page
Offshore geotechnical services
ADATT Global offers a full range of drilling and subsurface evaluation services to the oil and gas industries. Typical scopes of work, prior to the utilization of any MODU, include
High Top hole drilling, installing conductor and surface casings (sometimes intermediate casings)
Installation of subsea templates
Pilot hole drilling
LOT /FIT to optimize well design
Pulling and connecting flowlines
Running Xmas trees
Well abandonment services
Our experts use there worldwide experience in the management, planning and execution of oil & gas drilling activities. ADATT Global Petroleum can replicate these activities at considerably less cost and offline of any existing development or exploration drilling campaign. Top of page
Onshore and nearshore geotechnical services ADATT global designs, builds and operates a range of motion compensated drilling and sampling systems which can be freighted around the world and mounted on local vessels or dedicated drilling vessels. Sampling tools and systems can be specially designed for project specific requirements by our own design engineers and utilizing our extensive field experience. Services include:
Mineral Exploration by bulk sampling, hardcore alluvia sampling, deep drilling sampling using geotechnical type tool from drill ship, remote sea bead sampling, light hydrocarbon exploration and geological consultancy service
Well abandonment service ADATT Global is a major player in field abandonment projects and has many years of well abandonment experience both on- and offshore. We apply best-in-class technologies from our in-house team to the industry's most significant abandonment projects. Since this is a core business for us, we have a well-developed infrastructure and the knowledgebase of information and experience to draw upon for any project—be it in the Gulf Coast inland waters, offshore or subsea. Having assembled a team of in-house engineers, project managers, and regulatory support staff and experienced and accomplished onsite personnel, we have the right combination to plan and direct all phases of a well abandonment project and ensure that all of the necessary regulatory requirements are met. As importantly, we have the financial resources to stand behind our work, as well as a comprehensive safety program. Top of page
Top hole drilling and surface casing To meet performance drilling objectives, we incorporate experienced personnel, advanced processes, leading drilling technology, and proven drilling software. Casing/liner drilling reduces nonproductive time while minimizing risk and problems associated with conventional drilling. In addition to reducing well control, borehole stability, and lost circulation problems, our technology also eliminates the risk associated with heavy drillpipe handling for improved rig-floor safety. Operation Support Centers support this effort with real-time software services. And, as engineering and assembly design play an essential role in performance drilling, we provide integrated drillbit design to optimize the BHA for all drilling conditions. Top of page
Formation integrity test and LEAK OFF TEST Formation Integrity Test (FIT) is the method to test strength of formation and a casing shoe by increasing Bottom Hole Pressure (BHP) to designed pressure. FIT is normally conducted to ensure that formation below the casing show will not be broken while drilling the next section with higher bottom hole pressure. Normally, drilling engineers in town will design how much formation integrity test pressure required and a unit of FIT is normally in pound per gallon unit.
A test to determine the strength or fracture pressure of the open formation, usually conducted immediately after drilling below a new casing shoe. During the test, the well is shut in and fluid is pumped into the wellbore to gradually increase the pressure that the formation experiences. At some pressure, fluid will enter the formation, or leak off, either moving through permeable paths in the rock or by creating a space by fracturing the rock. The results of the leakoff test dictate the maximum pressure or mud weight that may be applied to the well during drilling operations. To maintain a small safety factor to permit safe well control operations, the maximum operating pressure is usually slightly below the leakoff test result.
With the aid of Drillworks® Leak off Test (LOT) Analyzer we ensure valuable leak-off test data is included in the pore pressure and geomechanics workflow.
Solving for leak-off pressure and minimum stress is an easier task with LOT data captured and displayed in comprehensive pressure/volume/time plots. Using the LOT analyzer, Drillworks program users can query minimum stress values and populate pore pressure and wellbore stability models. Top of page