PowerDrive Orbit RSS Drills Record-Setting 9,630-ft Lateral in One Run

Published: 07/05/2018

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PowerDrive Orbit RSS Drills Record-Setting 9,630-ft Lateral in One Run - Spraberry operator achieves 300-ft/h ROP, reaches TD in just 2.2 days
In the first 24 hours, PowerDrive Orbit RSS drilled approximately 5,000 ft [1,524 m]. The innovative RSS drilled the 8 1/2-in section in record time—completing the entire 9,630-ft [2,935-m] lateral in one run in just 2.2 days. The combination of closed-loop inclination and azimuth control, as well as new pad designs, enabled an ROP of more than 300 ft/h while maintaining the planned trajectory. The TorqForce motor was used to enable drilling with a higher differential pressure. This transferred more weight to the bit and increased the overall drilling efficiency.
Location
Permian Basin, United States, North America, Onshore
Details

Spraberry Formation

Environment
Unconventional
 
Well type
Horizontal
 
Hole size
8 1/2 in

Background

An operator needed to increase run length without compromising trajectory control and ROP while drilling the 8 1/2-in section of a horizontal well in the Spraberry Formation.

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