Fracture ID Technology provides a natural in-situ means to determine mechanical rock properties using continuous, high-resolution, near-bit drilling-induced vibrations.
Commercially available, rugged, and reliable near-bit downhole data recorders are used to acquire continuous, high-resolution, multi-component drilling dynamics data. This data allows measurement of Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio as well as measuring the presence of fractures and bedding independently
This innovative logging technique offers O&G operators the opportunity for:
Accurate, High Resolution Reservoir Characterization –
Development of 4D earth models to identify ideal landing zones, previously undetectable frac barriers and regional sweet spots.
Completions Optimization –
Detailed knowledge of rock properties along the well and fracture presence to guide completions design.
Understanding the Impact of Natural Fracture Systems –
For the first time, allowing detailed fracture analysis on every well. Correlation of natural fractures across formations to understand their impacts on drilling, completions and production.
Optimized Well Spacing –
Improved understanding of interaction between parent and child wells through high resolution, 3D depletion mapping.
Reduced Drilling Dysfunction –
Using the same data collected for Drillbit Geomechanics, NOV can help to reduce drilling days and unnecessary wear on downhole equipment through drilling dysfunction analysis.