Slide Drilling—Farther and Faster

Slide Drilling—Farther and Faster
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 28
Issue: 2
Publication Date: 05/19/2016

For decades, the mud motor and bent housing assembly have played a critical role in directional drilling; however, the technique used to drill a lateral section resulted in slow drilling rates. A surface-mounted torque control system is helping drillers reach farther while improving rates of penetration and toolface control.

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