Lundin has awarded Innovative Engineering a Wellbore Stability & Shale Characterisation study for the Vert La Gravelle field. This study adds to an extensive body of existing work and models previously developed for the area that over the last years Innovative Engineering has successfully carried out using in-house proven tools for wellbore stability analysis.

Optimum mud weight envelopes are being developed, the work will also include a detailed mechanical characterization of the shales in order to identify potential problems and optimise the drilling and fluid design processes. This will ensure future wells in the field are drilled in a safe and efficient manner.