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Weatherford, Chevron recognized with SPE award for HeatWave Extreme LWD service

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Steve McBride (left), General Manager of Weatherford operations in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Laos; and Doug Ellis (right), Senior Drilling Engineer, Chevron Thailand, accept the award.

Steve McBride (left), General Manager of Weatherford operations in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Laos; and Doug Ellis (right), Senior Drilling Engineer, Chevron Thailand, accept the award.

The HeatWave Extreme service – jointly developed by Weatherford and Chevron – won the top prize recognizing achievement in the oil and gas industry at the SPE Thailand E&P Annual Awards Program 2015, held on February 26 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The HeatWave Extreme service includes an enhanced logging-while-drilling (LWD) tool string capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 410°F (210°C). Development of the tool for commercial use by Chevron Thailand was announced in November 2015.

“We are pleased to be recognized not only for our game-changing technology, but also for our close collaboration with Chevron Thailand, who has been an excellent partner throughout this project,” said Etienne Roux, Vice President of Drilling Services at Weatherford.

HeatWave is a registered trademark of Weatherford.

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