Drilling with real-time pore pressure data
from Digital Energy Journal
Knowledge of pore pressure is critical during drilling of a well, to help drill safely and cost-effectively. Drillers are given a pore pressure estimation, or estimation range, before they start, based on the seismic data or data from nearby wells. This information is used to plan mud weight and the casing plan. But the pore pressure estimate will always contain uncertainties, and the seismic data might not have been processed with pore pressure calculations in mind.
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