SDI has a long and successful history of designing, engineering, building, and manufacturing all of our directional drilling technology products in-house. (See: Company History)

Having an innovative and aggressive technology development group within SDI is vital to our success. As unconventional and conventional drilling gets more and more difficult, SDI professional engineers get better and better at finding innovative cost-effective solutions that optimize performance.

These 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.

Due to their advanced instrumentation, 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 Norway; and all the major shale plays in the USA.

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.


Scientific Drilling International (SDI) provides quality support to several key service segments centered mostly around well placement services and production logging services.  We serve the upstream oil and gas industry in addition to the global geothermal and mining industries.

Our well placement services involve wellbore trajectory planning, engineering analysis, directional & measurement services and wellbore survey services.  The drilling and measurement segment typically involves measurement-while-drilling (MWD), logging-while-drilling (LWD) and directional drilling.  These services can be provided independently or together.

Scientific Drilling also provides Production Logging services to oil & gas, mining and geothermal industries.  Production logging services are a cost-effective, compact service that can be quickly mobilized to reach remote locations around the globe.

We are committed to helping our customers drill with increased safety and efficiency while paying particular attention to the finer details affecting drilling performance.