PowerDrive Orbit RSS Contributes to 23 Days and USD 1 Million of Savings in the Middle East

Published: 05/12/2014

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PowerDrive Orbit RSS Contributes to 23 Days and 1 Million USD of Savings in the Middle East
With a newly developed pad actuation system that enhances trajectory control, the new push-the-bit RSS drilled two 5⅞-in laterals and an openhole sidetrack 10,470 ft in a single run, saving 23 days of drilling time over previously used systems.
Location
Middle East, Asia
Details

Application
Deep gas

Hole sizes
Two 5 7/8 in

ROP
46.9 ft/h

Longest depth
10,470 ft in single run

Longest drilling time
255.5 h

Background

An operator was experiencing high nonproductive time and extra bit trips due to downhole equipment reliability at given conditions and needed an alternative system that could improve ROP and sustain high levels of stick and slip while drilling in the world's largest oil field.

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