Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) provides early insights to reservoir behavior and in suitable candidates significantly enhances both initial production rates and ultimate recovery. However, to secure the full benefits of Underbalanced Drilling and meet all safety demands Underbalanced candidate reservoirs and individual wells must be properly evaluated and designed, and drilling operations successfully executed
Blade is a leader in reservoir application of Underbalanced Drilling. Underbalanced Drilling can result in significant reduction in formation damage, which in turn can lead to a host of benefits, including increased well productivity and ultimate recovery. An equally valuable but less understood benefit of Underbalanced Drilling is the ability to dynamically characterize reservoirs while drilling.