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Title: Steering into new horizons

Abstract

Hart's E and P recently was invited to examine some of the latest downhole drilling tools on the market at Sperry-Sun's Nisku facility in Alberta. Sperry-Sun claims Geo-Pilot, integrated with the group's built-in logging-while-drilling (LWD) sensors, enables operators to drill far more complex directional and extended-reach wells than ever before. The Geo-Pilot's self-correcting technology enables users to maintain the desired toolface and percent bit lift while maximizing rate of penetration (ROP). Sperry Sun suggests this is because Geo-Pilot does not rely on the axial forces of sliding to steer the bit. Steering by sliding is normally accompanied by significant drag, which can limit the ability to transfer weight to the bit. A lack of weight on bit (WOB) can dramatically affect ROP. The paper discusses its promising field results, better hole quality, and at-the-kit measurements.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20076021
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20076021
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Hart's E&P
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1527-8322
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 02 PETROLEUM; MWD SYSTEMS; WELL DRILLING; DIRECTIONAL DRILLING; PROCESS CONTROL; PERFORMANCE; GAMMA LOGGING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Citation Formats

Hayes, D. Steering into new horizons. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Hayes, D. Steering into new horizons. United States.
Hayes, D. Thu . "Steering into new horizons". United States.
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title = {Steering into new horizons},
author = {Hayes, D.},
abstractNote = {Hart's E and P recently was invited to examine some of the latest downhole drilling tools on the market at Sperry-Sun's Nisku facility in Alberta. Sperry-Sun claims Geo-Pilot, integrated with the group's built-in logging-while-drilling (LWD) sensors, enables operators to drill far more complex directional and extended-reach wells than ever before. The Geo-Pilot's self-correcting technology enables users to maintain the desired toolface and percent bit lift while maximizing rate of penetration (ROP). Sperry Sun suggests this is because Geo-Pilot does not rely on the axial forces of sliding to steer the bit. Steering by sliding is normally accompanied by significant drag, which can limit the ability to transfer weight to the bit. A lack of weight on bit (WOB) can dramatically affect ROP. The paper discusses its promising field results, better hole quality, and at-the-kit measurements.},
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journal = {Hart's E&P},
issn = {1527-8322},
number = 6,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}