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Navigating the complexities of drilling operations demands more than generic solutions. That’s where Merlin’s expertise shines—presenting a bespoke Torque, Drag, and Hydraulics (TDH) software – now it can be refined to precisely represent the effects of your specialised downhole tools and demanding environments. Crafted by seasoned engineers, it ensures you gain accurate, data-driven insights for optimized operational efficiency. With Merlin’s tailored TDH solution, you’re equipped to manage the intricacies of your unique drilling challenges effectively. 

Merlin offers bespoke modelling of downhole tools and specialised torque, drag, hydraulics algorithms such as PVT fluid correction for challenging environments like HPHT or geothermal wells.

Understanding the Unique Challenges of Drilling

At Merlin, we recognise that each drilling operation has its unique set of challenges. This understanding forms the core of our bespoke TDH software. Our software is not just a tool; it’s a tailored solution developed by drilling engineers for drilling engineers. Our team’s deep knowledge of the downhole drilling environment ensures that the software accurately models the effects of various drilling tools on torque, drag, and hydraulics. 

Proven Track Record in R&D and Custom Algorithms

Our extensive experience in R&D has enabled us to create custom algorithms that accurately model the effects of downhole tools. These tools influence torque, drag and hydraulic results, leading to a significant reduction in loads. With three successful bespoke versions already in the field, our software has proven its capability to adapt to specific client needs. 

Flexibility and Precision: The Core of Our Software

The backbone of our TDH software is its proven and tested engine for torque and drag calculations. This flexible foundation allows us to build custom versions of the software, tailored to the unique requirements of our clients. Our efficient visualisation methods ensure that the results are not only accurate but also easily interpretable and presentable. 

Catering to Industry Giants and Independent Companies Alike

Our clients range from industry giants to independent companies and national operators. This diversity showcases our software’s versatility and its ability to cater to various scales and scopes of operations. 

Cost-Effective R&D and Software Development

Merlin offers cost-effective R&D and software development services. Our flexible licensing model ensures that clients receive a bespoke software solution that continuously evolves and improves, adapting to the ever-changing landscape of drilling operations. 

Conclusion: A Tailored Solution for Enhanced Drilling Efficiency 

Merlin’s bespoke TDH software represents a significant leap forward in drilling operations. By understanding the intricate details of downhole tools and their effects on drilling dynamics, we provide our clients with a custom-made solution that enhances the efficiency and success of their drilling projects. 

For more information and to discuss how bespoke TDH software can revolutionise your drilling operations, contact us by e-mail: or call: +44 (0)1738 627922 

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