PowerDrive Orbit RSS Drills Record-Setting 9,630-ft Lateral in One Run | Schlumberger
Tech Report
Location
United States, North America
Details

Texas
Spraberry Formation

Environment
Unconventional
 
Well type
Horizontal
 
Hole size
8 ½ in

Background
An operator needed to increase run length without compromising trajectory control and ROP while drilling the 8½-in section of a horizontal well in the Spraberry Formation.
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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

 
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In the first 24 hours, PowerDrive Orbit RSS drilled approximately 5,000 ft [1,524 m]. The innovative RSS drilled the 8½-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.
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