Xcite Energy on target with Baker Hughes’ and DGI’s CoViz

Real time collaboration center and new software interface enable pinpoint reservoir targeting.

UK North Sea operator Xcite Energy Resources reports a successful geosteering project using a combination of Baker Hughes’ Reservoir Navigation Services (RNS), Dynamic Graphics’ CoViz geo-visualization package and remote supervision from Baker Hughes’ Beacon collaboration facility in Aberdeen. Working on the Bentley field in UK block 9/3b, Xcite first drilled a pilot hole to range in the top reservoir and optimize placement of the sidetrack across the structure. Monitoring the sidetrack used a newly developed interface between Baker Hughes’ RNS software and CoViz.

Using RNS and Baker Hughes’ ‘AziTrak’ deep azimuthal resistivity tool, Xcite successfully drilled 555 m of 100% net-to-gross sand—all in 100% oil pay zone. The well produced 2,900 bbls/day, with help from an electrical submersible pump. More on www.oilit.com/links/1106_25.

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