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Tech Report: Operator Drills Longest Lateral Interval in the Permian Basin Using PowerDrive Orbit RSS

Single BHA used to drill 13,602 ft with an average ROP of 125 ft/h

Operator Drills Longest Lateral Interval in the Permian Basin Using PowerDrive Orbit RSS

Publication Date: 09/06/2017

The operator faced drilling challenges using conventional motor BHAs in the Permian Basin, experiencing drag in extended lateral sections. Schlumberger suggested using the PowerDrive Orbit RSS and the TelePacer modular MWD platform to combat these challenges.

The PowerDrive Orbit RSS enabled the operator to drill the 12-in lateral interval in a single run to 13,602-ft MD at an average ROP of 125 ft/h. This is the longest lateral drilled in the Permian Basin with a single BHA. The closed-loop inclination and azimuth control, along with the new pad design, provided enhanced trajectory control.




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