MWD (Measurement-While-Drilling) is a method of well-logging that integrates measurement equipment into the drillstring and offers real-time data to aid with drill steering.
MWD uses gyroscopes, magnetometers, and accelerometers to detect borehole inclination and azimuth during the actual drilling, providing wellbore position, drillbit information, and directional data, as well as real-time drilling information. The data is subsequently delivered to the surface by electromagnetic telemetry and pulses through the mud column (mud pulse). The data can be decoded on the surface and instantaneously transmitted to an offsite location.
With such precise wells being drilled, MWD provides real-time data to drilling engineers, allowing them to make vital decisions while drilling. Geosteering is a relatively new concept in which wells are positioned based on geological features in the reservoir as determined by MWD. Video is now available to assist with the process.
The MWD Field Engineer is in charge of site survey equipment and reporting; maintains MWD equipment and field survey reports, as well as checks data quality. The MWD Field Engineer also works with the Directional Driller to ensure that the customer's well is drilled according to the engineering plan. Field Engineers will provide updates and recommendations on the status of the drilling project as well as other client support requirements.
Manup services connect clients with a pool of pre-vetted and pre-qualified MWD engineers based on their project requirements.
For example, in the document below, we've presented a sample of the MWD professional demographics in our database. View samples of MWD professionals here.
Henry Bassey. Published Feb 2022.