PowerDrive Orbit RSS Drills 619 Meters in 283.3 Pumping

Published: 05/12/2014

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Image - PowerDrive Orbit RSS Drills 619 Meters in 283.3 Pumping Hours in a Single Run with Excellent Steerability
PowerDrive Orbit system, with its newly developed pad design, and self-steering automation, helped improve ROP and drill from 4,085 to 4,704 m while keeping verticality of the well within 0.5°.
Location
North Sea, Europe
Details

North Sea
Onyx Field

Operator
Shell
 
Application
Deepwater, HPHT
 
Pilot hole size
8 ½ in
 
Maximum static temperature
165 degC

Background

Shell needed a reliable RSS that could sustain HPHT conditions, including measured static temperatures up to 165 degC, while keeping the well vertical.

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