Schlumberger introduces new rotary steerable system
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Schlumberger has launched the PowerDrive Orbit rotary steerable system (RSS). The new RSS expands the operating envelope of rotary steerable technology by extending system life, delivering precise directional control, and increasing drilling efficiency.
The newly designed pad actuation system, combined with real-time, three-axis shock-and-vibration measurements, allows the new RSS to withstand difficult drilling conditions, and operate at higher rotational speeds than conventional systems. The multi-axis continuous inclination and azimuthal gamma ray capabilities reduce the uncertainty of well positioning, and enable self-steering, to deliver a smoother wellbore.
The PowerDrive Orbit RSS was field tested in more than 500 runs over two years in challenging onshore and offshore drilling conditions, in regions that included the Middle East, onshore U.S., U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Colombia, Mexico, China, Venezuela and the North Sea.