Drilling for heat comes with its own set of challenges, demanding rigour in planning and execution to assure success in a sensitive commercial environment. Best practice, derived from lessons learned on the world’s most challenging wells ensures drilling projects are developed sustainably.
Execution is make-or-break time. Effort and energy expended during planning needs to be harnessed and directed to assure operational success. Merlin can support your field operations with people that have real expertise and experience, and have the know-how and energy to drive success within your team.
Why work with us?
Merlin brings expertise, experience and energy to your drilling project. We know what works – we do it day after day, all over the globe.
Enhance Project Value
Improve Delivery Reliability
Apply Enabling Technology
Drill Further Without Equipment Upgrades
Apply Industry-leading Best Practises
Employee owned since 2017
We 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.
We would love to support you on your next project
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Clients leverage our knowledge and techniques to make challenging wells simple, marginal projects economical and problematic operations trouble-free. Success comes from Merlin’s back-to-basics systems approach that integrates engineering fundamentals with tried and tested 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.
- End of well reports
- Problem reviews
- After action reviews
- Offset well reviews
- Feasibility studies
- Wellbore stability studies
- Detailed design reviews
- Procedure reviews
- Drilling manuals or guides
- MPD equipment and rig selection
- DWOP support or facilitation
- High angle drilling engineering and operations
- Stuck pipe prevention
- MPD team readiness assessments
- Online self-guided or instructor led options
- Office engineering support during execution phase
- Rig site operations support (ERD or MPD)
- Remote operations support
- Rig crew on the job coaching
- Drilling optimisation
The quality of the material was excellent and relevant. While a lot of the concepts were known at the start of the course, the application of the concepts was put into an improved framework. In addition, a lot of new analytical concepts was learned which will greatly contribute to my skills.Drilling Engineering Solutions Manager
The team recently received high praise on the successful completion of the latest well in the Las Garzas Field, Colombia. This success was mainly due to the outstanding team collaboration, equipment and planning from all parties involved. The synergy between Weatherford, Merlin and Ecopetrol was undoubtedly a fundamental part of the operational success of the drilling operation from start to finish which creates additional options for Operators seeing the way the two different companies worked together as a strong team.Directional Technical Authority
I worked with Merlin on the last well I drilled in Norway and the value of face to face discussions, gathering of data and also having them at the rig site to explain to the drillers first-hand the process to get repeatable and consistent data for the trends added so much value. Also Merlin could explain to the driller the process for picking up consistently and recording the data so that we had good consistent results and good data to act upon!Senior Drilling Engineer
Last week I have attended “ERD, Horizontal & High Angle Operations & Engineering Training” by MERLIN ERD. Throughout my career, I have attended much technical training provided by international service and training companies. However, I should say this one was really one of the most advanced and serious training supported by real case studies of ERD wells drilled all over the world. I strongly suggest MERLIN ERD’s training to all drilling and directional drilling engineer also to Company men supervising horizontal/high angle wells. It will change the attitude of drilling horizontal wells with vertical drilling practices. This is more than theoretical training.Engineering Director