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ROPS Wellbore Instability Case Study

K&M Remote Operations Services (ROPS) identified the onset of wellbore instability by comparing streaming real-time data to Torque & Drag models tailored for the extended reach drilling environment. Client was alerted to geohazards and able to implement K&M’s recommendations for avoiding a stuck pipe event. Challenge Target formation contained laterally variable fluvial deposits consisting of …

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Physics-Based Drilling Analysis Case Study

K&M Remote Operations Services (ROPS) successfully identified drilling inefficienciesusing accurate MSE calculations tailored for the extended reach drilling environment. Optimized drilling parameters were established and increased drilling performanceresulting in a 30% increase in run footage. Challenge Low ROP, premature tool failure & excessive bit wear were common issuesexperienced by client Interbedded & laterally variable fluvial …

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Eliminating Catastrophic Incidents In Extreme Reach Wells Case Study

K&M Technical Engineering Services and Wellsite Support Services helped a Client toeliminate stuck pipe and hole condition incidents drilling Extreme Reach wells. Challenge Drill shallow extended and extreme reach wells sidetracking from existing boreholes in a field after almost 20 years without drilling. Eliminate catastrophic incidents mostly related to stuck pipe, hole condition and drill …

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Shale Gas Case Study

Challenge Poor drilling performance from slow ROP, Stuckpipe, wellbore instability and lost return. Solution Offset well review and project audit Training based on audit finding Optimized well design Implement proper hole cleaning practices, connection and tripping practices Geomechanic solution Equipment recommendation Results 60% Reduction in well delivery time.

Hole Cleaning

CHALLENGE Due to logistics challenges, NAF was used for drilling the low-angle 26° section. Over the course of years, this resulted in pack-offs which in turn caused losses, bent drill pipe, and lost BHA. SOLUTION K&M Technology Group first implemented operations practices that prevented pack-offs from occurring, while investigating various avenues to arrive at an …

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Identify Gaps, Improve Practices/ Eliminate Train-Wrecks

CHALLENGE In high angle wells, the hole cleaning mechanisms, the application of the proper drilling and tripping practices, and the overall wellbore monitoring process is different than those used in vertical wells. Even the most experienced crews can have a “vertical hole” mentality with many misconceptions that create self-inflicted catastrophic events. SOLUTION Performing an Offset …

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K&M Hybrid On-Site/Remote Operation Provides Cost-Effective 24-Hour Surveillance Minimizing Personnel On Rig Site While Providing A Full Suite Of Engineering Services.

ABSTRACT K&M’s Hybrid Operations Services (HOPS) utilizes an On-Site Advisor and a Remote Advisor to provide real-time Torque, Drag and Hydraulics modeling using proprietary software. The service provides a cost effective way of continuous monitoring of wellbore conditions while optimizing drilling and casing operations with one Advisor onsite to coach Drill Crews on best practices …

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