Vibe Scout is a downhole tool designed to improve drilling efficiency by overcoming common drilling dysfunctions associated with high torque and drag, poor weight transfer, stick-slip, drill string excitation, and poor tool-face control. All of these factors can result in excessive energy losses throughout the drill string, particularly in extended reach wells. The Vibe Scout generates high-frequency pressure pulses as a means of inducing additional energy to the drill string and BHA resulting in improved drilling performance and increased ROP.
- Wells where high torque and drag is limiting performance
- Wells with poor weight transfer
- Improved weight transfer
- Improved toolface control
- Increased penetration rates
- Reduced stick-slip
- No interference with MWD signal
Consistent frequency and amplitude through vertical, curve and lateral.
Vibe Scout can be embedded with CuBIC drilling dynamics sensors for post-run performance verification. See CuBIC under product offerings.
View IADC/SPE paper 178792-MS for more information on the Vibe Scout.