Deepwater trials validate RSS feasibility in directional salt drilling ///

A series of groundbreaking Santos basin field trials, using new-generation rotary steerable system (RSS) and measurement-while-drilling (MWD) technologies, has enhanced understanding of the directional drillability of ultra-deepwater mobile salt bodies. The field trails followed an unprecedented onshore directional drilling test conducted on a creeping salt formation in northeastern Brazil. The test, which utilized an advanced RSS and a specially engineered MWD drilling optimization tool, was orchestrated to further the understanding of salt drillability, particularly with respect to steerability capabilities and directional assembly stability.

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