The Future of MWD/LWD

A while ago I have conducted a small question to my fellow members of GE MWD/LWD Professional group on The question asked is like this, “How do you see the future of MWD/LWD?” A simple straightforward question. I have raised this question because of my concern about the impact of global slowdown in the oil and gas industry and world financial crisis recently. And also due to the fact that some of us, Directional Drillers and MWD/LWD Engineers, in the world are sitting at home for over a year now. It surely has been a quite tough time for … Continue reading The Future of MWD/LWD

Open Source and Drilling Activities?

Yesterday I was triggered by a friend’s question whether it is possible to use or adopt open source application in drilling activities. In spite of the fact that most (perhaps all) of drilling softwares are Windows based and proprietary ones, but I see the potential possibilities. Do you agree with that? This question is surely kind of waking me up and making my eyes wide open to explore more. In conjunction with this, I would like to ask your favor. Is there someone out there who has working case studies or experience and minds to sharing those with me? Hopefully … Continue reading Open Source and Drilling Activities?

List of MWD/LWD/DD Service Companies

NYT rig on Sukowati


This entry is no longer maintained. From now on, you can find the latest and extensive list on the new Word Directional Drilling Companies Directory set up here. Thank you.

As mentioned before on this entry, I would like to gather as many as possible the information of MWD/LWD/DD service companies in the world. The purpose of this initiative was simple. I would like to set up a small and reliable database you and public can refer to. To ensure all input data correctly displayed, I certainly need your cooperation. If you find something wrong or inappropriate, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will appreciate if you could point me right to the target of correction and provide me the right information. The list will be updated regularly and time of revision will be displayed correspondingly.

FYI, I am not going to list the major players in the industry, such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Weatherford, etc and their subsidiaries. I am focusing more or less on the independent service companies, which are usually small and medium enterprises and operating in limited/specific area. These companies surely need support in publication on what they (can) do and their achievements. I am not going to ask them to pay me for this publication. I do this because I want to, would like to help and see them grow. I wish I could work together with them someday. In case they are interested with me, I am available for hire.

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Initial Plan: MWD/LWD Service Companies List

If time allows me, I would like to expand my MWD/LWD related stuff by publishing a list of existing MWD/LWD service companies out there. I hope this list could be your guide and lead your path to find the right business partner and the right employer in the future. I will mainly base my list on service companies who utilize the GE / Tensor / Sondex MWD/LWD System. Other systems are also welcome, anyway. So, if your company would like to be listed on my upcoming list, please send me the summary of your company profile, which tools you have … Continue reading Initial Plan: MWD/LWD Service Companies List

Standing Up In The DD/MWD/LWD Industry

* Based on my personal point of view as a field engineer/consultant. Yours might be different.

Due to rapid development and implementation of Directional Drilling/MWD/LWD technology in oil and gas exploration and production, sometimes it is quite difficult for us to keep up and being familiar with all updates. Meanwhile, qualified personnel with the best skills and experience are on high demand. People are continuously asking you for best performance by keeping the efficiencies high and everything must be completed in great speed. Less efforts, great results and huge profits are the business fundamentals here.

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Join My GE MWD/LWD Group

I have setup a new group on LinkedIn.Com, called “GE MWD/LWD Professionals”. The main purpose of this group is to gather all professionals who have involved with GE MWD/LWD System in one place. Anyone who ever or still run, operate, maintain, support or even sell/buy the system wherever in the world is encouraged to join. You can share your ideas, skills and experience as well as to expand your professional network at the same time. Please visit the group page and join the club here. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account yet, you can register one for free over … Continue reading Join My GE MWD/LWD Group

Catatan dari Lapangan (1)

Kemarin merupakan awal liburan saya yang ketiga kali dalam dua bulan terakhir di lapangan. Liburan pertama saat seksi 17 1/2″ selesai pada tanggal 30 Mei yang lalu. Pada saat itu saya hanya memperoleh libur 5 hari. Kemudian dilanjutkan dengan pekerjaan seksi 12 1/4″ yang dimulai pada tanggal 5 Juni hingga 10 Juni 2007. Saat itu pekerjaan tidak dapat diselesaikan karena casing collapse, sehingga semua orang Directional Drilling, termasuk personil MWD/LWD-nya dipulangkan sambil menunggu Whipstock datang dan sidetrack lubang sumur pun dilakukan. Ketika sidetrack akan dimulai, saya dan tim kembali dipanggil pada tanggal 17 Juni 2007 untuk membantu proses pengalihan lubang … Continue reading Catatan dari Lapangan (1)

Head to USA

Tomorrow morning I will fly to Houston, USA for 3 weeks MWD/LWD training. It is a private project, so I can not write anything further than letting you know I will be in touch with Oil and Gas in the coming weeks and months. But, don’t worry I will try to keep in touch with you all. I am not going to leave the world which have raised me so far, that makes me feel alive. This weblog will be still updated with some news. Ongoing projects will be done step by step. I hope everything will be fine so … Continue reading Head to USA