More than 80 scientists, engineers and technicians, work in Scientific Drilling’s R&D centers in California, Texas and Germany - designing, engineering, building and manufacturing all of our directional drilling and wellbore navigation technologies.

Scientific Drilling is the only company in the wellbore navigation/directional drilling business that builds all systems in-house, down to the sensor level. Having an innovative and aggressive technology development group within the company is vital to our success.

Research & Development Facilities

Paso Robles, California

The Applied Technologies Center (ATC) in Paso Robles, California specializes in the research, development and manufacturing on inertial, magnetic and gyro sensor technologies.

Houston, Texas

The Houston Technologies Center (HTC) in Houston, Texas contributes in the research, development and manufacturing of our drilling motor’s technology.

Celle, Germany

The Celle Technology Center (CTC) in Celle, Germany is one of SDI’s research and development centers specialized in developing a robust and reliable generation of high performance and advance drilling systems.

Technologies

Our technologies include state-of-the-art electronic sensors for downhole measurement in such applications as borehole surveying, wireline steering, MWD / LWD production logging, directional drilling and more.

Scientific Drilling’s extensive portfolio of Technologies and services are protected by more than 50 issued and pending patents in key technologies in the US, UK and Canada over our almost 50 years in business.

Our technologies are utilized on projects calling for precise performance, from the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the hostile northern waters of the North Sea; and all the major shale plays in the USA. As unconventional and conventional drilling gets more challenging, Scientific Drilling International’s professional engineers get better and better at finding innovative cost-effective solutions that optimize performance.

 

Hardware

Borehole surveying instruments (both gyroscopic and magnetic), MWD (measurement while drilling) / LWD (logging while drilling) systems, rotary steerable technologies, innovative drill motor designs and production logging systems comprise the bulk of our products.

Software

The Continuous development of analysis techniques and computational methods provides practical engineering solutions to our most complex drilling problems. We are in constant collaboration with top universities on drillstring model development and refinement, as well as data analytics for drilling optimization.

We utilize an extensive validation of proprietary static/dynamic BHA analysis software, with surface and down-hole data as well as advanced modeling tools for down-hole component design, providing more robust drilling systems capable of handling the most extreme environments