NeoSteer At-Bit Steerable Systems | Schlumberger


At-bit steerable systems

A new category in steering technology

This technology is the first of its kind and represents a new category bridging cutting structure and steerable technology.

At-bit steerable systems (ABSSs) are capable of drilling both high-dogleg severity (DLS) curve sections and straighter, higher-quality lateral sections at high performance without the need to change the configuration between sections. This saves significant time and tool cost associated with tripping out and changing the BHA.

Both Neosteer ABSS with a backdrop of a rig in Midland, Texas
At-Bit Steerable Systems
Close-up of the unique cutting elements from Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company.

Both the NeoSteer CL curve and lateral and the NeoSteer CLx extreme curve and lateral at-bit steerable systems are compatible with Blade Family cutting structures from Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company. These cutting elements have extraordinary durability in all kinds of environments and enable the NeoSteer CL and CLx ABSSs to drill farther, faster, more responsively, and in a single run. Additionally, both ABSSs have increased actuator pressure drop range, hold inclination and azimuth (HIA), and dual downlinking capabilities. Onboard near-bit sensors take continuous six-axis inclination and azimuth measurements with a 6-ft range, and optional natural gamma ray and azimuthal images with a 9-ft range.

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