Rugged Solutions for Oil and Energy Industries

Rugged Solutions for Oil and Energy Industries

Application Story

Reliable and Flexible Measurement for Drilling Wells

A leading provider of measurement and drilling solutions for oil and energy industries has integrated a pair of VersaLogic products into their rugged Measurement While Drilling (MWD) system. The advanced MWD system utilizes VersaLogic’s Raven board (VL-EPU-3312) paired with an Analog Input Mini PCIe card (VL-MPEe-A2E) to control the mud-pulse transmission process. The system helps with drilling direction for both straight-hole and horizontal drilling to ensure they are getting to the stuff that matters—oil.

The MWD mud-pulse system works directly in the drilling hole by either restricting or releasing the flow of the drilling fluid (mud), creating pulses which transmit highly accurate azimuth and inclination data to the surface. Rapid and accurate transmission to pressure sensors on the surface enables the most complex well paths to be drilled with confidence. There are also sensors that measure resistance to prevent jamming or blockage of the hole as they drill.

Enabling instrumentation and sensor solutions to operate under high shock and vibration, temperature, pressure, fluid flow and harmful gas conditions make this project is a perfect fit for VersaLogic’s rugged reliable products.

Oil, gas, and energy industries count on VersaLogic’s expertise to deliver reliable embedded systems. If your application needs a rugged, industrial temperature embedded computer, look no further than the company that has proven its performance for over 40 years.




Whether your application needs a standard off-the-shelf product, or a customized embedded computer, the skilled technical staff at VersaLogic work hard to accommodate demanding specifications. Contact VersaLogic Technical Sales staff today for assistance specifying the ideal embedded computer for your project.