TDE rig plus drill string

Parker Wellbore and TDE have entered into an exclusive strategic alliance aimed at revolutionising the drilling process.

The TDE/Parker partnership will perform pilot projects and commercialise TDE’s proprietary tde powerline downhole power and data highway and will provide tde powerline services globally.

tde powerline is the industry’s first downhole high power, high bandwidth data highway enabling intelligent digital drilling systems - a key enabler for AI driven solutions and drilling automation.

Parker Wellbore and TDE claim that tde powerline wired drill pipe technology provides electric power from the surface via the drill string to the BHA and greatly increases downhole data streaming while drilling to levels not seen today.

Its technology delivers 300 watts of power and supports bidirectional communication at 200,000 bit/sec – a near-fourfold increase from current wired drill pipe data rates or 10,000 times mud pulse data rates.

Additionally, tde powerline can be retrofitted to existing drill pipe with premium connections at the nearest Parker Wellbore facility or supplied as a pre-configured tde powerline drill string managed by the TDE/Parker alliance.

It requires no rig modification, no repeaters, and no added operational run time delivering a fully vendor-neutral, open-architecture platform for third-party BHA components.

According to TDE and Parker Wellbore the tde powerline, provided by the alliance, will contribute to a greener, more efficient drilling process, emphasising resource efficiency, emissions reduction, and improved overall drilling safety.

The ability to reduce NPT and improve safety by eliminating pulsers, turbines, batteries and enabling a continuous view of conditions at-bit and along-string measurements will drive immediate, informed, and actionable decision-making to deliver safe, efficient wells digitally and consistently, accurately and on schedule, stated both companies.

Sandy Esslemont, President and CEO of Parker Wellbore, commented: "Partnering with TDE to bring tde powerline to our customers advances Parker Wellbore’s technology strategy of reducing risk and optimising performance in the drilling process. Our global network of API Q1/ISO compliant machining facilities, yard space, and our pre-eminent position in providing and servicing the industry’s premium drill pipe make us the ideal one-stop global partner to support our customers.