Baker Hughes licenses Drillworks

Baker Hughes is to offer Knowledge System’s Drillworks for high-end well design.

Baker Hughes has signed a world-wide deal with Houston-based Knowledge Systems Inc. (KSI) for the provision of its Drillworks software for real time geopressure and wellbore stability analysis. Baker Hughes will embed Drillworks into its new technology offering to help operators overcome the two leading causes of downtime – geopressure and wellbore stability related problems.


Baker geological advisor Mike Reese said, ‘Drillworks has been the basis of our wellsite PressTEQ Pressure Management Services for over ten years, letting us dynamically integrate a wide range of data and make accurate pressure analyses. This helps our customers make real-time, risk-reducing decisions at the wellsite’.


Baker Hughes will use Drillworks Onsite component to perform real time pore pressure and fracture gradient analysis at the wellsite. Onsite leverages the Well Information Transport Standard (WITS) to communicate with other rig-site real time data systems.


Baker Hughes OASIS drilling optimization group will also use the Drillworks 2004 suite to analyze seismic, drilling and geologic data to help operators avoid drilling trouble and reduce expensive non-productive time. The Drillworks 2004 Professional Suite will be combined with Baker Hughes’s new downhole technology to provide operators leading wellbore stability and drilling optimization services.


KSI COO James Webster concluded, ‘Baker Hughes understands the impact that geopressure and wellbore stability analysis can have on a drilling program. By implementing the industry leading Drillworks 2004 Suite, Baker Hughes will help operators worldwide minimize costly problems and downtime while improving drilling performance and safety.’

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