I’ve just updated my MWD/LWD Manufacturers List with some new information. I hope you all will find it useful. The point I’d like to reiterate here is that I just wanted to help people who are going to jump into the MWD/LWD business. So they know where to go and get the right equipment for their projects. Of course the existing players would get the same benefit as well.
Moreover, if your company is not listed yet on that list or this DD/MWD/LWD Service Companies List and would like to submit your information, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to have your company in one of those lists. It’s free of charge. However, if you’d like to support me by donating something, that would be much appreciated.
In the last few months I’ve gathered some links that may trigger your interest. Most of them are IT and FOSS related and only one is from Oil and Gas sector. Yes, it is sometimes hard to share Oil and Gas resources because of the closed and competitive nature of the business and copyrights/trademarks or other Intellectual Property Rights issues. And I don’t want to get in trouble by doing that for sure. I hope you will get some benefits from the following links.
IT and FOSS
MultiCD – multicd.sh is a shell script designed to build a multiboot CD image containing many different Linux distributions and/or utilities.
Sakis3G – a tweaked shell script which is supposed to work out-of-the-box for establishing a 3G connection with any combination of modem or operator. It automagically setups your USB or Bluetooth™ modem, and may even detect operator settings.
To expand the list I compiled with regards to DD/MWD/LWD service companies around the world, I would like to add another new section or even page for listing companies which are independently developing DD/MWD/LWD softwares. As you know, drilling business is closely related and goes hand in hand with IT development. I can hardly imagine how the business would run nowadays if it doesn’t get supported well by IT. Even, some new business models have been established based on this relationship and their contributions do matter and play important roles in successful exploration and production operations.
So, which type of companies will be considered to be added on the list?
Well, nothing specific.
They do develop their own DD/MWD/LWD softwares and their products have been deployed by several service companies in the world.
They must be independent companies, setup by motivated individuals and have no connection whatsoever with Big Players. Small and medium-sized companies are welcome.
Common users can purchase their products at anytime and get support.
Some softwares are solely developed for specific MWD/LWD systems and get packed with those systems. If they are allowed to disclose some information about this despite closed contracts/agreements they have, that would be much appreciated.
If possible, their products can be operated under multi operating systems, run on desktop and/or on the web via internet. Most softwares we have in the industry are usually Windows application and run solely on desktop. But, anyway all is fine. No restrictions are applied on this criteria. Any products as long as they are DD/MWD/LWD softwares will be good enough to get listed.
Do they provide any other data solutions in-house? If yes, please specify. (Optional)
Do you know companies I am looking for? Please feel free to contact me in private and I will process any input immediately. All related information will be disclosed publicly. Free of charge! (Donations are welcome though, but not necessary. :))
Yes, you read it well. It’s been a while that I have been looking for a DD/MWD/LWD service company which could provide full range of MWD/LWD equipment and services in this world. But, up to now without any significant results. I am not talking about big players such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Weatherford, Precision, Baker Hughes or even Pathfinders, because they are already in the league. What I am actually seeking is the service company which has invested a lot in the equipment and at the same time gained good reputation within the industry. A tough search for sure. The reason behind the search is that somehow the demand for this type of company is now increasing, especially in MENA region. Many users in that region have approached me asking for a recommendation. But unfortunately as I do not possess any current reliable data regarding this, I can not assist them that well. Sorry.
Thus, to bridge the information gap or asymmetric information we have (do we all agree here?) in the DD/MWD/LWD business, I’d like to raise questions and request.
Does such company exist? If yes, who and where are they? Are they willing to expand their business/operations to other regions in this world?
Please feel free to let me know in private or publicly by posting a comment below this posting.
BTW, as last note to this posting, I’d like to encourage all Directional Drilles and MWD/LWD Engineers/Operators/Technician all over the world to participate inthis survey. I will disclose all information gathered from that survey when enough data has been collected. So far I only have few respondents and certainly need more input from you guys.