Definition - What does MWD Engineer mean?
An MWD engineer is the engineer who provides real-time information to the drilling team about the wellbore trajectory and position. The engineer is also responsible to include in his activities the real-time measurement of the basic drilling dynamic information like vibration, pressure, and temperature along with the measurements of basic formation evaluation properties. The data of the measurements of the path of a wellbore during drilling is used to help plan the direction in which the well is to be drilled.
Petropedia explains MWD Engineer
Data is acquired during the drilling process of a wellbore to extract natural gas or oil with the help of a drilling rig. The drilling rig uses drilling sensors to manage and monitor the smooth operation of drilling. It is also used to generate operation performance and statistics, to record the geologic formations and provide historical operations-performance data to perform statistical risk analysis for the future operations of the well. MWD Engineer is an individual responsible for recording the data during the drilling process of a wellbore.
MWD Engineer enables the operators to save time by achieving drilling optimizations and formation evaluation data during the drilling process that also helps in keeping the wells on track and minimizing doglegs.