PowerDrive Orbit RSS Saves Canadian Natural Resources 2 Drilling Days in 3,022-m Lateral Section | Schlumberger
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Location
Canada, North America, Onshore
Details

Western Canda
Montney Formation, Wembley Field

Operator
Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Mud
CaCl

TD
3,022 m

Background

Canadian Natural Resources needed to drill a 3,000-m lateral while staying within the pay zone, which meant withstanding the high shock and vibration of the Montney Formation. The well plan required real-time communication with the RSS throughout the 3,022-m lateral section. Canadian Natural Resource’s standard plan was to drill the lateral in two bit runs, while struggling with sliding, equipment challenges, and lower ROPs. A BHA incorporating the xBolt service was chosen to use alongside a DynaForce motor, a PowerDrive Orbit RSS, and XPC connections.

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PowerDrive Orbit RSS Saves Canadian Natural Resources 2 Drilling Days in 3,022-m Lateral Section

BHA drills 3,022-m horizontal section in a single run

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The PowerDrive Orbit RSS provided a curve with up to 7° dogleg severity (DLS). The entire lateral was drilled in a single run with with less equipment damage than anticipated. This single-run lateral set a record for wells in the area with an ROP of 27 m/h.
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