Curve and Lateral Sections Drilled in Single Run, Saving Cimarex 21 Hours of Rig Time

Published: 04/04/2014

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The DynaForce Flex motor drilled 5,473 ft [1,608 m] at 65 ft/h [20 m/h], eliminating a planned trip and achieving an operator record for the fastest curve section ever drilled with a motor.
The DynaForce Flex motor drilled 5,473 ft [1,608 m] at 65 ft/h [20 m/h], eliminating a planned trip and achieving an operator record for the fastest curve section ever drilled with a motor.
Location
Permian Basin, United States, North America, Onshore
Details

Lithology
Shale

Max. dogleg severity (DLS)
10°/100 ft [30 m]

Total footage drilled
5,473 ft [1,668 m]

Average ROP
65 ft/h [20 m/h]

Background
Cimarex was looking for a cost-effective drilling solution that would improve the shoe-to-shoe performance of a high-DLS well in the Permian basin.
Products Used