Remote real-time monitoring improves Orinoco drilling efficiency

In developing the Zuata area of Eastern Venezuela's Orinoco heavy-oil belt, Sincor has improved its overall operational efficiency through a multidiscipline integration at the planning stage coupled with real-time monitoring, from multiple locations, of well construction.Sincor is an operating company owned by TotalFinaElf SA, Petréleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), and Statoil AS.The company has multiple rigs rapidly batch-drilling horizontal wells from pads. This activity requires an ability to monitor and effectively communicate complex geoscience and drilling engineering data, in real time, so that intelligent well-construction decisions are made based on current information.Eac...

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