Industry Article: Digital Planning and Modeling Enhances Performance of Whipstock Sidetracking System in Complex Wells

Publication: Journal of Petroleum Technology
Publication Date: 06/22/2018

By David Stokes and Anant Carasco, Schlumberger

TrackMaster Select modular whipstock sidetracking system

Sidetracking, the long-proven technique of setting a whipstock to exit an original wellbore to tap an alternate production zone or bypass a downhole obstruction, is relying on digital technology to enhance performance in increasingly challenging formations and complex well trajectories.

The recently launched TrackMaster Select modular whipstock sidetracking system provides full-gauge windows for casing exit operations and features a single-piece mill engineered with an optimized cutting structure, replacing the random crushed carbide cutters with a cutting structure forged into the tool body.

Read the industry article on the JPT website

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