Industry Article: New Technology Enhances Downhole Performance

New Technology Enhances Downhole Performance
Publication: E&P
Publication Date: 06/01/2011

For any horizontal well, the payzone begins after the curve is built. Achieving a successful, efficient high dogleg severity (DLS) can exponentially improve the performance and payout of an individual well. Limitations to high build rates include increased friction, bending of tools, and added stress on costly bottomhole assembly (BHA). The Schlumberger PowerDrive Archer high build-rate rotary steerable system (RSS) provides the means to drill well profiles with high dogleg severity in order to maximize reservoir exposure and increase the potential for hydrocarbon recovery and combine this with the traditional RSS benefits of increased effective drilling efficiency and superior wellbore quality.

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