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Scientific Drilling International (SDI) has been an industry leader in upstream conventional reservoir drilling projects. Subsequently, for the past four decades. Conventional reservoirs are located globally. Drilling can be onshore, on an inland barge, from an offshore shelf platform, or on a deepwater floating platform, ship, or semi-submersible.

The experience and challenges faced over the years drove our innovative leaders to develop critical technologies. These technologies were to help reduce wellbore uncertainty and increase drilling efficiency. Scientific Drilling has the most rugged and dependable survey system. Therefore, it provides high-accuracy surveying services.

Our experience ranges from drilling single wells in remote locations to pad drilling in multi-well surface land. Using our MWD services and configuring these as a combo kit, we can transmit data with either mud pulses or electromagnetic signals.



Scientific Drilling International (SDI) has drilled more than ten thousand directional and horizontal wellbores in North America—the most significant shale deposits in the past decade. The service sectors for Unconventional drilling include Shale, Tight Gas Sandstones, Heavy Oil, and Coalbed Methane / Coal Seam Gas (CBM/CSG).

Our unconventional drilling experience helps enhance the development of these resources. For instance, by increasing drilling rates with less non-productive time.

Our MWD, Magnetic Ranging technologies, and innovative memory-based production logging services can also be used in several heavy oil applications.


Traditional geothermal drilling environments present unique challenges: complex, corrosive rock, high pressures, and scorching temperatures make conventional downhole technology challenging to deploy.

Scientific Drilling International has been in the geothermal industry for over 30 years. We began as a drilling service provider for UNOCAL in Indonesia. For instance, we gradually expanded our suite of geothermal service portfolio from North and Southeast Asia to Australasia, Europe, Latin America, and the Western United States.

Our Success story includes drilling over 520 directional wells and completing over 1,150 production logging runs. These accomplishments help solidify the reliability of our tools in the geothermal marketplace.

Our portfolio of technologies and services in this field includes:


Scientific Drilling International has provided drilling, survey, and logging solutions to the global mining industry for over 25 years. Therefore, with successful projects throughout Canada and Russia. Furthermore, Scientific Drilling has established itself as a leader in freeze-wall drilling applications for the mining industry.

Wellbores drilled in the coal mining industry are critical for draining natural methane gas from the seam before long-wall mining. Mining methane gas maintains the environment as it otherwise would vent into the atmosphere. Methane is considered to be 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide (CO2).

Scientific Drilling International high-accuracy rate-gyro surveying technologies are used for wellbores drilled in various mining scenarios. For example, accurate positional data is required to deliver time and cost-saving results for coal seam gas drainage freeze-wall drilling projects.

Our portfolio of technologies and services in this field includes:


Scientific Drilling International (SDI) focuses on delivering downhole solutions. However, targeting the growing challenges of the global drilling and survey market.

For over 30 years, SDI has provided a suite of tools and services for civil engineering applications that include:

  • River crossing navigation
  • Industrial utility drilling and,
  • Construction drilling and surveying


Precise positioning of civil-engineered directional crossings is essential for public safety. Those involved should know how to locate existing underground utilities, survey tool selection, operation, and calculation methods. The directional drilling provider is often asked to install a new crossing. In short, close to a previously drilled installation. Thus, requiring detailed surveys to avoid a collision. Scientific Drilling International’s primary solution for Civil Engineering projects is the Keeper Gyro Survey Tool. The Keeper uses our patented multi-mode gyro survey system for high-accuracy surveying at all angles. Above all, the Keeper houses a unique continuous gyro navigation mode. Which allows for greater accuracy over conventional North Seeking systems. This configuration enables real-time gyro navigation during boring-oriented operations. It also provides the contractor with data to ensure the new installation is accomplished safely and without damage to existing utilities.

Scientific Drilling International recognizes the rising demand for greater control over wellbore placement, risk mitigation, and public safety across civil engineering projects worldwide. To that end, Scientific Drilling continues to improve their gyro technology and leverages our core business’s expertise to meet our customers’ growing demand.