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Adding Value in West Africa: RheoSense is Making "Sense"  

In the ever-evolving world of oil and gas drilling, efficiency and precision are key factors in ensuring the success of any operation. At IMS, with the RheoSense system, we take great pride in providing cutting-edge technology to our clients, and it's always heartening to receive positive feedback from the field. Recently, we had the privilege of installing our RheoSense unit in West Africa, and the results have been nothing short of remarkable.

The unit has been used to track the rheology online, and the offshore team was able to observe variations quicker than conventional methods of measuring rheology by studying the trends in RheoView.

A Swift Installation and Commissioning  


Our journey in West Africa began with one week of preparation on the rig and a week to get our RheoSense unit onboard and hooked up. With time being of the essence, our team worked diligently to ensure a smooth and efficient installation process. We sent a dedicated supervisor to perform the commissioning and issue the "Ready for Operation" certificate. This rapid installation wouldn't have been possible without the close collaboration between our team and the operator and rig crew onboard.   

RheoSense is Making Sense  

One of the mud engineers onboard was quick to express their satisfaction, stating that our RheoSense unit was truly "making sense". The RheoSense was able to confirm that the mud weight and rheological properties were indeed optimized according to the drilling requirements program. This certainty, when encountering drilling issues, assures that the fluids are in optimal condition, eliminating at least one crucial variable in identifying the root cause of problems. 

While we may not have quantifiable data yet to confirm the avoidance of well construction problems, the crew indicated that such a potential cannot be overestimated. Also, the comment from mud engineers on board that “this is mud engineers aid and best companion monitoring tool” brings additional enthusiasm for a company established to Change the world of fluid analysis. 

Enhanced Data Sharing and Collaboration - Client owned data.  

Collaboration is the cornerstone of any successful drilling operation, and we take pride in facilitating it. Our team in Stavanger retrieves real-time data via our proprietary software, RheoView. This data is then distributed to the client, who can access it from various devices, including laptops, iPads, and smartphones.

Furthermore, the data and trendlines can be shared with the rig, service companies, and the operator's platforms, all tailored to client preferences. This specific client has made significant investments in digitalization and aims to leverage the data within their data platform and Real-Time Operations Center (RTOC).   

"This is mud engineers aid and best companion monitoring tool"

Continual Data Delivery and Automation  

Since calibrating the unit months ago, we have consistently delivered data and automated mud reports to our clients. These reports, generated by the IMS RheoReport service, provide vital insights into the drilling process and help our clients make informed decisions.  

Working together

As this technology is new for the customer, we are communicating with both the customer's engineering team and the on-site team to offer assistance and support. Close communication and feedback play an important role in the continuous improvement and development of the technology to meet the customer's expectations.

A Positive Start in West Africa  


Our initial foray into West Africa has been promising. Thanks to the dedication of our team, the support of our partners, and the trust of our client in our technology, we've taken the first steps towards creating a lasting impact in the region.

We are committed to further enhancing our technology and services to meet the unique challenges and requirements of this dynamic region.  


We look forward to building on this success and continuing to add value to our clients in Nigeria and beyond.  

Together, we will continue to make "Sense" in the ever-evolving world of oil and gas drilling. 

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