EXTENDED REACH DRILLING
Merlin ERD has become the world leader in the design and delivery of horizontal, extended reach, and complex high angle wells.
Merlin’s holistic approach of engineering, training & support continues to deliver their clients’ challenging wells on, or frequently ahead of budget. Merlin remain results focused, passionate about continual improvement and aware that success is dependent upon that of clients.
Success comes from Merlin’s back-to-basics systems approach that integrates engineering fundamentals with aviation industry risk management techniques. The results speak for themselves with lower drilling costs, fewer problems, more production sooner and an up-skilled workforce with ever-increasing confidence, desire and ability to design and deliver challenging wells.
Merlin ERD's Core Services:
Merlin ERD offers a full range of expert engineering services. These include feasibility studies (rig reach & equipment specification), detailed design, peer review, root cause problem review, manual & guideline production and continuous improvement challenge on all high angle or complex wells.
Regular training is essential. Educating key personnel on how to identify issues, before they become problems, is crucial in delivering a successful deviated well. Programme specific risks can be included in any course, as well as other important topics such as DP management and/or stuck pipe response.
On Site Support
Onsite ERD Advisors will be present on the rig floor for critical operations with the driller, monitoring the well conditions to provide early warning & avoidance of approaching problems, ensuring programmed delivery.
Operation Preparedness Assessment and Coaching service is an online competency test designed to identify knowledge gaps within the drilling team and identify areas where additional training is required.