An accurate well design is crucial not only to minimise the development costs, but also safety and overall field performance. OPES has Drilling Engineering experts to help with all aspects of well construction, from initial planning through to direct supervision on rigs. Our drilling team has exceptional experience in drilling and completion design for numerous fields around the globe. Our services include, but are not limited to:
• First pass well design and cost estimate for feasibility studies
• Detailed engineering of all well construction elements including casing design, drilling fluids and cementing programmes, wellbore stability studies and completion design
• Detailed evaluation of expected costs for AFE
• Monitoring drilling operations as part of the subsurface department to advice in the case of an operational issue and recommend practical solutions.