Product Sheet: PowerDrive Archer

Date: 3/5/2013

High build rate RSS completes more than 30 openhole sidetracks in variety of complex applications

Openhole sidetracking can be a difficult and time-consuming operation. A common approach is to set a cement plug and use a dedicated sidetracking motor BHA or openhole whipstock. These approaches can require up to three runs to complete, increasing cost and the risk of potential drilling incidents. Advances in rotary steerable technology and well design techniques offer new possibilities to efficiently use openhole sidetracks to significantly improve reservoir recovery. The ability to perform openhole sidetracks with a RSS can dramatically improve efficiency, while well design advances that integrate subsurface understanding significantly improve the associated production and recovery.

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