AutoTrak Curve RSS drills China’s first solo run in 8 1/2-in. section
Due to tool failures and slow rates of penetration, an operator was having to make two to four runs to drill the 8 ½-in. section in a shale gas reservoir in China’s Sichuan province.
Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) recommended using the Autotrak™ Curve rotary steerable system. The AutoTrak Curve system can drill curves at a buildup rate of up to 15°/100 ft (30 m) with continuous drillstring rotation, delivering greater precision than a traditional steerable motor system.
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