Navi-Drill DuraMax motor saved over five drilling days on three laterals
An operator in North Dakota’s Williston Basin was looking for ways to improve drilling efficiency. This operator had been using motors from a competitor along with a few runs using motors from Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE). BHGE proposed to the operator a trial of its new Navi-Drill™ DuraMax™ 5-1/8-in. D100-5130P motor.
The Navi-Drill DuraMax motor delivered a record-breaking performance on the first run. The lateral was drilled in 1.94 days (from drill-out to total depth), which was the fasted lateral drilling time on this rig. This was equal to a 40% time savings, and an increase of 35% in rate of penetration (ROP), compared to the average well drilled on this rig.
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