Industry Article: Rotary Steerables

Cost, reliability still key; higher dogleg capability, downhole motor integration also on asking list

Drilling Contractor
Publication: Drilling Contractor
Publication Date: 03/01/2010

Once upon a time, the land drilling industry dreamed of a rotary steerable system that would replace the downhole mud motor. The system would provide accurate downhole directional control while rotating the drillstring at all times, thereby boosting ROP and improving efficiency. It didn’t have to be fancy , but it had to be low cost.

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