Industry Article: Efficiency Drive

Efficiency Drive
Publication: Oil & Gas Middle East
Publication Date: 10/01/2011

Across the Middle East, many operators are now turning to more complex and challenging fields. Each brings its own technical challenges with different technology or process solutions. For example, there is a growing challenge for high dogleg-capable rotary steerable (RSS) tools for the greater than 8 degree build rates or for guaranteed 6 degree or higher in softer formations. In the Middle East, an operator maintained verticality for longer, drilling the 12 1/4-in section faster and pushing the kickoff deeper with the higher build rate achievable in the 8 1/2-in section. Drilling objectives were achieved with less footage, which—with performance in the 12 1/4-in section—saved 2 1/2 days and approximately US$125,000.

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