Tech Report: PowerDrive Orbit Sets Multiple Extended-Reach Drilling Records for Eclipse Resources

Schlumberger drilled 23 superlateral wells averaging 18,239 ft, setting US land records for longest horizontal lateral length and total well length

Publication Date: 01/09/2019

The Eclipse Resources Corporation needed to drill multiple horizontal wells with lateral length over 15,000 ft in the Ohio Utica Shale. A primary concern was minimizing tortuosity for the 8 1/2-in wellbore to stay within the productive zone of interest—without sacrificing drilling performance. Schlumberger deployed a PowerDrive Orbit RSS because it has a proven record of reliability. Additionally, the RSS incorporated features from PowerDrive vorteX powered RSS, providing higher rpm at the bit, along with stabilization options for high-performance directional drilling.

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