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PowerDrive Orbit G2

Rotary steerable system

Close up of pads on PowerDrive Orbit G2
PowerDrive Orbit G2
Rotary steerable system

High-performance drilling with enhanced directional control

The PowerDrive Orbit G2 RSS is highly versatile, tough, and reliable in any global operational environment. It cuts drilling time and increases efficiency with its ability to steer at high BHA rpm. An innovative pad design increases abrasion resistance with metal-to-metal sealing to handle aggressive drilling fluids and severe downhole conditions for longer runs. With dual downlink options, including the QuikDownlink continuous-circulation downlink service, it fulfills all commands from surface for any rig type, enables real-time decision making, and provides excellent directional control.

Accurate well placement

The PowerDrive Orbit G2 RSS provides six-axis continuous hold inclination and azimuth (HIA) measurements that, together with closed-loop automation, optimize well placement and trajectory control for smoother tangents. Early identification of zones of interest is provided by its extended gamma ray measurement.

Toughness and versatility to take on any environment

The PowerDrive Orbit G2 RSS maximizes dogleg severity (DLS) capability for tighter curves, yet minimizes DLS in laterals and enables early control.

Supporting up to 350 rpm, the PowerDrive Orbit G2 RSS has enhanced durability for severe downhole conditions and provides extra reliability in complex operations where stick/slip, severe shock and torque, and complex hydraulic systems are significant risks. It delivers higher ROP and can drill from shoe to TD in a single run, reducing operating days. And that helps reduce emissions.

Kickers with cutters, brushes, hinge pins, and pads called out on the PowerDrive Orbit G2
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Decarbonize Your Operations

PowerDrive Orbit G2 rotary steerable system is part of our Transition Technologies portfolio of solutions that help minimize your well construction CO2 footprint. This innovative system reduces energy consumption and emissions, helping you reach your sustainability goals with improved efficiency, fewer trips, and less drilling time.



  • Innovative pad design with metal-to-metal sealing to handle corrosive drilling fluids and severe downhole conditions
  • Higher DLS capability in the curve, yet minimized DLS in the lateral for smoother wellbores
  • Six-axis continuous HIA measurements for better TVD definition and accurate well positioning
  • Dual downlink options to fulfill all commands from surface for any rig type

Target application: High-performance drilling
Maximum pressure: 30,000 psi [207 MPa]
Maximum rotational speed: 350 rpm
Maximum temperature: 302 degF [150 degC]
Schematic drawing of the PowerDrive Orbit G2