Complex Wells. Delivered.
Merlin are world-class drilling engineering advisors, collaborators, and educators – specialising in delivery assurance for extended reach and complex wells. Established in 2007, Merlin have helped clients successfully deliver over 400 projects in 47 countries.
Merlin’s holistic approach of engineering, training & support continues to deliver their clients’ challenging wells on, or frequently ahead of budget. Merlin remain results focused, passionate about continual improvement and aware that success is dependent upon that of clients.
Success comes from Merlin’s back-to-basics systems approach that integrates engineering fundamentals with aviation industry 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.
Summary of Service
Challenging projects need rock-solid definition and a deep understanding of risk to ensure that engineers create solutions which preserve or enhance value. Merlin’s team of creative problem-solvers are on-hand to support your requirements in each of our core service areas.
Better trained people make better decisions. It is really that simple. If the plan is pushing the team out of their comfort zone, time in the classroom learning about the fundamentals and talking through critical success factors will improve reliability of well delivery.
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.
Ensure Drilling Success
Extended Reach Drilling
Independent delivery assurance and support for extended reach and challenging high angle wells – from upfront engineering, training, through to execution in the field, Merlin ensures project value is delivered and objectives are met.
Managed Pressure Drilling
Tight operating margins or abnormal reservoirs create complex wells. Merlin’s MPD service is designed to allow operators to understand the options available and how these techniques will create benefit through the design and execution stages of their well delivery process.
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.
Merlin’s Drilling Engineers are problem solvers. From deep-water exploration into tectonically unstable zones, to wells in complex geomechanical environments, Merlin has seen and helped solve problems believed to be intractable, and engineered wells previously thought undrillable.
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.
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