Halliburton Introduces Cerebro Force Drill Bit Sensors

By Tim Shea

Company and Product News

Halliburton introduced Cerebro Force in-bit sensors, a technology that captures weight, torque, and bending measurements directly from the bit to improve understanding of downhole environments, optimize bit design and increase drilling efficiency.

Built on Halliburton’s in-bit vibration sensing platform, Cerebro Force utilizes downhole data to reduce or eliminate surface measurement uncertainty and inefficiencies caused by bit design, bottomhole assembly and drilling parameter selection.  Through the Design at the Customer Interface (DatCI) process, Halliburton’s local network of drill bit experts, collaborate with operators to customize bits for basin-specific applications, and will use data from Cerebro Force to inform new designs and optimize parameters for efficient and precise drilling.

The technology is available on fixed cutter drill bits and is compatible with conventional motor and rotary steerable drive systems.

An operator in West Texas recently deployed Cerebro Force to improve directional control while drilling the curve portion of its wells.  Cerebro Force data identified several issues that limited performance, and Halliburton developed a mitigation plan that optimized drilling practices and BHA design.  This reduced the time to drill the curve section by 38 percent.

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