QDrill generates real-time unconfined compressive strength (RT-UCS) by processing the data already collected during the drilling process. By comparing trends in RT-UCS and mechanical specific energy (MSE), the software is able to distinguish between changes in formation properties versus energy misapplication leading to drilling dysfunction. Now the driller can maintain or return to the efficient drilling window.
Additionally, QDrill recommends the optimal drilling parameters and provides updated formation tops – all in real-time. The formation properties can be delivered at the bit or ahead of the bit to give drilling engineers the necessary lead time to make proper decisions.