BHL History

About Us

How It All Began

Raymond Woodward began horizontal-well consulting in late 1999, having several years experience in the field already under his belt. BHL Consulting, Inc. was incorporated in October 2000. By 2003, Raymond realized that he needed a truly fast, reliable, flexible geosteering software tool, but could not find one that was commercially available. So, he set to work creating his own.

Woodward applied nine years accumulated experience to the initial design work. He hired Kent Davis to write the program code, and the earliest version went into service in 2004, exclusively within BHL Consulting, Inc. Eventually, BHL Consulting clients took interest in the software, and a large mid-cap operator became the first commercial software customer in 2006.

BHL Consulting now contracts with hand-picked, BHL-trained geologists who have interpreted horizontal wells in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia in numerous basins, many formations, for dozens of operators, in thousands of wells.

By June 2008, the demand for Boresight software prompted the spin-off of BHL Boresight, Inc. with Kent Davis and Raymond Woodward as partners. John Northcott joined our team as a partner in 2010. Boresight now includes two additional full-time software developers. Today, the businesses comprise BHL Companies. And we’re ready to make your project more efficient, more accurate, and more profitable.