The PowerDrive X6 rotary steerable system (RSS) is a push-the-bit RSS tool and the latest in the Schlumberger family of rotary steerable systems. Designed for full directional control while rotating the drillstring, PowerDrive X6 RSS minimizes the effect of external drilling environment factors, improving focus on performance and reliability.
The increased operating envelope enables PowerDrive X6 RSS to work on higher mud weights and a much wider flow range, bringing the benefits of rotary steerables to wells where they were previously not possible.
The improved control for the robust PowerDrive X6 RSS is suitable for harsh environments, able to handle higher mud weights, wider flow ranges, drilling dynamics, aggressive muds, and debris.
Full rotation reduces drag, improves ROP, decreases the risk of sticking, and achieves superior hole cleaning. This full rotation improves wellbore smoothness and decreases tortuosity, which reduces drilling torque and eliminates unplanned wiper trips.
PowerDrive X6 Flex RSS is a hybrid point-the-bit service option for increased dogleg capability in challenging environments.
The combination of PowerDrive X6 push-the-bit RSS with an inline flex joint enables the system to use point-the-bit principles to meet demanding trajectory requirements. The resulting fully rotating hybrid system bends the BHA at higher dogleg delivering curvatures.
PowerDrive X6 RSS Runs Achieve 90% Increase in ROP for High Temperature Tuscaloosa Trend Well