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PowerDrive vorteX Max High-Powered Rotary Steerable System

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Tough and powerful with tighter directional control

The PowerDrive vorteX Max high-powered rotary steerable system is the only fully rotating RSS that delivers faster, higher ROP with more power, improved downhole reaction, and tighter directional control. This next-generation powered RSS features a unique self-steering mode for both inclination and azimuth. Its robust design holds up under tougher drilling conditions, enabling a wider rpm and torque operating window. By using optional advanced modeling techniques, Schlumberger can provide a customized BHA and power section ideal for each application.

Ruggedized motor and advanced steerability

The PowerDrive vorteX Max system is ruggedized for reduced component failures, increased reliability, and improved fatigue life—and it is nimble. The BHA takes advantage of steerability with a high WOB and at high rate of rotation—up to 350 rpm, optimizing the output from the power section.

The PowerDrive vorteX Max system uses advanced automated algorithms for hold inclination and azimuth, which are customizable to specific challenges. Functional toolface updates can be as fast as one per second, which enable continuous trajectory control and minimum wellbore tortuosity. Deploying the PowerDrive vorteX Max system results in superior borehole quality with a faster steering reaction, and it delivers maximum performance with minimal surface intervention.

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