Ikon Science and deep water exploration
The rewards of deep water reservoirs are huge, so are the risks. Ikon Science integrates geopressure, geomechanics and Quantitative Interpretation to help you know where to drill and where to avoid. Ikon Science has worldwide deep water experience. Our teams have completed projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Falkland Islands and The Black Sea as well as deep water areas off Newfoundland/Labrador, NW Shelf Australia, West of Shetlands and East Africa. Ikon Science also undertook the world’s largest pressure study, located in the Niger Delta, the use of a high capture of well data has built predictive relationships for planning of safe deep water wells.
Decisions on drilling practice, casing and fluid properties are important in any development scenario, but never so much as in deep water. As global rock physics experts, Ikon Science is uniquely positioned to help predict pressure. Our methods consider factors such as burial, stress and temperature histories along with rock type, distribution and subsurface structure. Geological context combined with available and relevant data reduces the likelihood of influxes, hole collapses, differential sticking and mud loss. With the help of Ikon Science, operators can make informed pre-well decisions, reducing unscheduled downtime and improving safety.