HiFi Guidance is the most impactful Directional Advisory Algorithm on the market. Unlike existing
techniques that rely on randomly trying solutions until one looks better than the rest, the core HiFi
Guidance algorithm uses a deliberate trajectory optimization approach. Trajectory optimization has been
utilized for decades to minimize the “Delta V*” a spacecraft requires to get to destinations in space,
thus minimizing the amount of fuel that must be lifted into orbit. HiFi Guidance seamlessly applies the
same sophisticated mathematical principles to efficiently place slides in a manner that limits sliding
and tortuosity while maximizing ROP and footage placed in the drilling window.
*Delta V is a summation of total velocity change achieved through rocket burns of a spacecraft.
Reduce Slide Percentage
HiFi Guidance’s refined estimation of real-time rotational tendencies and motor yield allow for reliable
forward projection and optimized slide scheduling through the upcoming well section. The option to feed
the projection algorithm continuous inclination data in real-time helps to detect changes in tendencies
early, allowing for efficient handling of unexpected deviations.
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Increase Lateral Footage in Zone
The reliable look ahead projections, in combination with rule-based logic designed to maintain control
margin necessary to stay in the window, enable HiFi Guidance to maximize footage placed within the
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Drill More Consistant Curves
Missing vertical section is a problem when one must drill through a zone with reduced motor yield while
building a curve. Our Curve Assurance algorithm will compensate for the low motor yield zone by being more
aggressive in real time, both before and after the zone, in a way that does not unnecessarily sacrifice
Get Casing to Bottom More Reliably
Lateral tortuosity is a large driver of drag when running casing, with a linear relation between slide
percentage and hook load. Using HiFi Guidance to reduce slide percentage and dogleg severity in the
lateral has a direct impact on reducing drag and increasing the odds of a successful casing run.