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Industry Article: High-Performance Directional Drilling

JPT March 2011
Publication: Journal of Petroleum Technology
Publication Date: 03/01/2011

The PowerDrive X6 is designed to bring RSS benefits to harsh well environments, it minimizes the effect of external environmental factors, increasing the operating envelope to handle higher mud weights, wider flow ranges and drilling dynamics, aggressive drilling mud, and debris. In field tests, this RSS tool has drilled more than 1 million ft, with 32,000 operating hours. Operators have experienced more than 25% improvement in reliability, most noticeably in smaller hole sizes. Its proven control system was deployed to provide precision steering for the PowerDrive Archer high-build-rate RSS drilling service.



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