Minding those ‘hot’ holes

Deeper wells, higher heat, pressure gradients and more horizontal well paths merits MWD-LWD tools with staying power, says PathfinderAs with its existing array of MWD-LWD, directional drilling and formation evaluation equipment, Houston-based PathFinder Energy Services is directing specific market focus at the high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) downhole environment of wells in geographical regions with steeper geopressure/geothermal gradients.The company emphasizes its smaller-diameter tool systems for such boreholes, as well.“We’re concentrating on the deep, hot Wilcox-type development, whether it’s Offshore, South Texas or in the Middle East or anywhere else that e...

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