Setting Direction with the Pilot™ Fleet
The cornerstone of the Sperry Drilling services' Pilot™ Fleet of automated drilling systems, the Geo-Pilot® rotary steerable system delivers unprecedented speed and up to a 20 percent reduction in non-productive time. Using point-the-bit technology, the Geo-Pilot system precisely steers the wellbore while rotating the drillstring to increase ROP and reduce drilling days. The Geo-Pilot service delivers real-time continuous at-bit steering control and formation evaluation to provide an accurate assessment of the wellbore position at all times.
The Geo-Pilot® XL rotary steerable system builds upon the success of the Geo-Pilot system, providing all of the proven speed and hole quality benefits but in a hardened, more durable package. The new ruggedized design allows the Geo-Pilot XL system to overcome a range of harsh drilling conditions. Equipped with a TEM™ torsional efficiency monitor the Geo-Pilot XL system provides instant warning of the onset of stick-slip. This system helps deliver precise wellbore placement, maximum reservoir exposure and maximum durability.
Geo-Pilot XL System Applications
- Areas with high incidence of stick-slip
- Areas with sloughing shales
- Extended reach drilling and other long duration intervals
- All high-cost drilling environments
Geo-Pilot XL System Benefits
- Helps improve instantaneous and average rate of penetraton
- Delivers unmatched endurance under extreme drilling conditions
- Helps reduce trips
- Helps ensure precise wellbore placement in all drilling environments
Geo-Pilot and Geo-Pilot XL rotary steerable systems are fully integrated with all Sperry Drilling LWD sensors and the InSite® rig information management system to provide a complete real-time drilling and formation evaluation package.