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Measuring drilling efficiency through more than speed

Drilling fast and maximizing rate of penetration is important, but to increase the value of the well, the industry may need to view drilling performance through a different lens. It’s not just about speed, but we also need to maximize the effective length of the lateral and wellbore quality, and minimize tortuosity, said John Clegg, Weatherford Drilling Fellow. In this video with DC at the 2019 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference in Amsterdam, Mr Clegg explains why he’s advocating for measuring drilling efficiency differently, the role directional drilling technologies can play, and the challenges and gains the industry faces. Watch the video for more information.

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