Ensure Project Success

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Engineering Services

Advanced well design and drilling optimization for U-shaped wells. Utilize cutting-edge technology and industry expertise to create efficient, cost-effective solutions, enhancing the success and operational performance of complex U-shaped well completions.

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Operations Services

Seamless execution of U-shaped wells, offering real-time monitoring, troubleshooting, and process optimization. Comprehensive assistance throughout drilling and completion, ensuring maximum efficiency, minimized downtime, and successful U-shaped well outcomes in the Permian Basin.

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Improve Drilling Speed

Navigate the complex geological formations of the Permian Basin more quickly and accurately, reducing the time needed to reach target depths.

Minimize NPT

Anticipate and mitigate potential issues before they escalate, reducing NPT (non-productive time) and maintaining consistent progress.

Reduce Drilling Risks

Minimize the risk of costly mistakes and equipment failures using our knowledge of the local geology and best practices in drilling techniques.

Enhance Execution

Industry leading engineers provide better project planning and execution strategies, which can lead to more predictable and manageable project costs.

In Collaboration with H&J Petroleum

‘Merlin are world-class drilling engineering advisors, collaborators, and educators – specialising in delivery assurance for extended reach and complex wells. Established in 2007, we have helped clients successfully deliver over 550 projects in 52 countries’.

Merlin ERD Ltd

‘H&J Petroleum build our teams based on shared principles and values. This means that when H&J partner with your company, you can rest assured that your project will be delivered on time, on budget, and within the expectations of your team culture’.

H&J Petroleum

Merlin is excited to announce our new collaboration with H&J Petroleum, renowned experts in Permian Basin drilling. By combining Merlin’s advanced engineering capabilities with H&J’s extensive regional expertise, we offer unparalleled engineering and operations support.

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Understanding U-shaped Well Challenges

Drilling a U-shaped well

A U-shaped well is a type of directional drilling where the wellbore curves from a vertical to a horizontal trajectory, resembling a “U” shape. This design allows for greater contact with the reservoir, enhancing resource extraction. The complexity of drilling a U-shaped well requires precise engineering and operational expertise to navigate geological challenges, ensure wellbore stability, and optimize production. Merlin and H&J Petroleum have the combined experience to ensure project success.

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Welcome to our video presentation highlighting our specialized expertise in optimizing U-shaped well drilling projects. Through advanced engineering and meticulous operational support, we deliver tailored solutions to enhance efficiency and success in directional drilling. Discover how our experience can elevate your project’s performance in the challenging environments of the Permian Basin.

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