Schlumberger Updates on Iraqi Operations

By John Lee.

While describing its activities in Iraq as 'muted', oil services company Schlumberger gave details of two projects in the country in its Second-Quarter 2015 Results.

Italy's ENI awarded the company a three-year integrated well construction contract which covers the drilling of 30 wells and includes the provision of land drilling rigs, directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, logging while-drilling, drill bits, fishing, cementing, drilling fluids, mud logging, wellbore clean out and wireline services.

Schlumberger says it has delivered wells to ENI under similar integrated contract models in the past and this recent award provides continuity in the field’s ongoing development. Eni is the main operator at the Zubair oil field.

Meanwhile, Schlumberger's Testing Services deployed Signature quartz gauges enabled by Muzic wireless telemetry for Chevron to transmit downhole measurements from wells at the Sarta-2 field in Iraqi Kurdistan.

In five zones tested, the Signature gauges collected the downhole data reliably under harsh conditions and provided continuous transmission through the InterACT global connectivity, collaboration, and information service.

According to the report, the customer was able to meet the well-test objectives as well as save rig time through a better-informed decision-making process.

(Source: Schlumberger)

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