IADC Drilling Contractor Magazine features ground breaking UBD article, co authored by Blade’s John Bowling
In short, money is important in putting up your business and seeing to it that it operates smoothly from day one onwards.
Underbalanced drilling helps PDO find gas in tight reservoir after 11 unsuccessful conventionally drilled wells
In the article, John and his co-authors describe the challenges and ultimate success of using underbalanced drilling techniques to prove the presence and mobility of hydrocarbons in the exploration of a deep, high pressure tight gas reservoir.
The well drilled underbalanced in the Fahud Salt Basin resulted in “the most direct and unequivocal reservoir evaluation in any of the tight-gas wells of North Oman.”
The full article can be read here:
The article was originally published and presented as SPE/IADC 130320 at the SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced Operations Conference and Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24 – 25 February 2010.