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Through-the-bit Logging Services

Through-the-bit logging services

ThruBit Through-the-Bit Logging Services

Full wireline measurement suite for logging geometrically complex and unstable wells

ThruBit through-the-bit logging services provide a unique conveyance platform with a set of slim formation evaluation tools to efficiently log difficult-to-access wells.

No longer are operators limited to time-consuming specialty conveyance or forgoing logging completely. A logging string comprising any number of the ThruBit services measurement tools can be conveyed through the drillstring and Portal pass-through bit to log the open borehole on wireline or as the drillpipe is tripped out of the hole.

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How it works: Logging beyond gravitational descent

Eliminate additional trips and save rig time by deploying the toolstring and logging during hole conditioning.

  1. The Portal pass-through bit is used to ream to TD to prepare the borehole for logging.
  2. The driller pulls the bit off bottom to provide room for the logging toolstring, which is pumped through the drillpipe.
  3. The toolstring is pushed through the Portal bit opening into the open borehole, where functionality is verified, and then the wireline is disconnected and removed from the drillpipe.
  4. Logging in memory mode occurs as the pipe is tripped out of the hole.
  5. Once logging is complete, the Portal bit at the end of the drillpipe and toolstring are pulled up into the casing.
  6. A retrieval tool is lowered on wireline to latch onto the toolstring and return it to surface.
  7. With the logging toolstring recovered from the drillpipe, drilling or other operations can resume while the logging data is reviewed.
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The presence of drillpipe in the well protects both the toolstring and borehole integrity, while you maintain complete control.

ThruBit services tools

Slim, multiconveyance logging portfolio

ThruBit services formation evaluation tools provide a complete set of logging measurements packaged in a small diameter of 2 1/8 in. The measurements range from the classic triple-combo suites to advanced offerings:

  • high-resolution laterolog
  • spectral gamma ray
  • dipole sonic
  • borehole imaging.

Deployed in any combination, ThruBit services tools meet your needs in slim holes and difficult borehole configurations and conditions.

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