Directional Drilling

Drill fast, hit your target, achieve consistent results

At Halliburton Sperry Drilling, we provide you with the newest directional drilling technologies to help you drill and hit your target fast, accurately, and consistently.

Our portfolio of rotary steerable systems (RSS), drilling mud motors, turbodrills turbines, and downhole tools are engineered to help you reduce well time and maximize reservoir contact in all types of environments, from unconventional land to extended-reach deepwater drilling.

Place your wells accurately, every time

Precise well placement is key to achieving your drilling objectives on time and on budget. Our drilling experts plan, design, and model high-angle and complex well trajectories utilizing our DrillingXpert® software, to help you increase drilling performance and lower costs. During the drilling operation, our automated drilling platform enables directional drillers to make quick, smarter decisions in real-time, helping you to stay on plan and achieve predictable and consistent results.

Let's work together to maximize the value of your assets every step of the way.  

Turbopower™ Turbodrills
Turbopower™ turbodrills help to reduce well time and lower costs-per-foot in hard and abrasive formations, and high-temperature environments.
StrataForce™ High-Torque Motors
StrataForce™ high-torque motors help improve drilling performance in unconventionals with extended-length power sections and high-resilient elastomer technology.
GeoForce® Even Layer Thickness Motors
GeoForce® motors help to enhance drilling performance in mature fields with eve-layer stator technology.
iCruise™ Intelligent Rotary Steerable System
The new iCruise™ intelligent rotary steerable system is automation-enabled to place wells accurately and reduce well time through fast drilling, accurate steering, improved reliability, and predictable results.
Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems
Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems deliver high borehole quality for extended-reach drilling and soft formations in deepwater and offshore environments.

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Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® XL System Saves Time with Extended 12-1/4” Section Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services deployed a Geo-Pilot® XL 9600 series rotary steerable system with a long gauge Geo-Pilot FMF3553Z bit and a triple-combo of logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools for optimized drilling performance.
Summary Summary Canada: GABI™ Sensor Provides At-Bit Technology to Help Maximize Reservoir Exposure and Increase Drilling Efficiency Sign in required
While drilling horizontal wells in the Cardium formation in Alberta, Canada, NAL Oil and Gas Trust needed to keep the wellbore within a 2 meter (6.6 feet) thick zone of interest to help maximize reservoir exposure.
Summary Summary Ecuador: Slimhole GeoPilot® System and StrataSteer® 3D Service Help Save Nine Days of Operational Time and Double Production from Well Sign in required
An operator in Ecuador needed to drill a sidetrack after the loss of a well that had been drilled with conventional directional drilling tools.
Summary Summary Kuwait: Slimhole Geo-Pilot® System Saves Operator US $250,000 Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services proposed the Geo-Pilot® 5200 series rotary steerable system for optimized drilling performance and precise wellbore placement.
Summary Summary Brunei: Drilling a Record “Fish-hook” Well Using Sperry’s Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System and ADT® Drilling Optimization Service Sign in required
The Seria Field was the first commercial field discovered in Brunei in 1929. The "Seria Shallow Marine North Flank" is an area of shallow waters ranging from 2 to 10 meters (6.5 to 33 feet) deep and stretching about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) along the length of the coastline.
Summary Summary North Sea: Drilling Performance Workflow Solution Helps Save 25 Days in HP/HT North Sea Well Sign in required
Halliburton provided a Drilling Performance workflow solution, integrating the expertise and advanced technical capabilities of Baroid, Drill Bits and Services and Sperry Drilling services to meet the specific challenges of the well.
Summary Summary Canada: High Performance Mud Motor Technology Reduces Drilling Costs in Harsh Environment Sign in required
Rising downhole pressures and temperatures on a well in Alberta forced the operator to find alternatives to the turbine they had used to drill the initial stages of the well.
Summary Summary Ecuador: A Real-Time, Collaborative Environment to “Model, Measure and Optimize" Saves Petroamazonas Time and Doubles Production Sign in required
Petroamazonas wanted to position a well in the cleanest, most permeable portion of the reservoir and maximize reservoir contact by remaining in the “sweet spot” of the targeted sands.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® XL System Saves Time with Extended 12-1/4” Section Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services deployed a Geo-Pilot® XL 9600 series rotary steerable system with a long gauge Geo-Pilot FMF3553Z bit and a triple-combo of logging-while-drilling (LWD) tools for optimized drilling performance.
Summary Summary Mexico: Halliburton Sets New Field Record and Saves PEMEX $200,000 using Matched Drilling System Sign in required
PEMEX challenged Halliburton to match the competitor’s performance by drilling as fast as possible while accurately delivering the planned objectives.
Summary Summary North Sea: GeoForce® Motor and 3D-i™ Software Drill HTHP Well in the North Sea Sign in required
Provide directional drilling and MWD for a 16,000-foot HP/HT exploration well.
Summary Summary Brazil: Devon Energy Saves over US$ One Million with Matched Drilling Solution Sign in required
Devon Energy sought to decrease operational time while drilling an extended reach directional well from an offshore platform in the Polvo Field.
Summary Summary Azerbaijan: Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Caspian Record Sign in required
BP needed to drill a well through a difficult section of formation well known to cause tool-damaging vibration.
Summary Summary Colombia: GeoForce® XL Downhole Motor Delivers Best in Class Performance in Castilla Field Sign in required
Ecopetrol wanted to improve drilling performance in the 12 ½-inch hole section of the well to help reduce overall drilling time and associated costs by ten percent.
Summary Summary North Dakota: GeoForce® XL Enhanced Performance Motors Excel in North Dakota Shale Sign in required
Challenge: Safely and economically drill the 8.75-inch vertical sections of two shale oil wells in the Williston Basin in one bit/BHA run per well.
Summary Summary Kazakhstan: Sperry Drilling Services Performs First Operation with Slimhole Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System and ADR™ Sensor Sign in required
Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B. V. (KPO) needed to drill a well located in the Karachaganak field, Kazakhstan, from a land rig into a hard limestone formation.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: SlickBore® System and ADT® Service Sets Records Sign in required
Halliburton's SlickBore® Matched Drilling System and ADT® Drilling Optimization Service Sets World Footage and Endurance Record for BP in the Tuscaloosa Trend
Summary Summary USA (Alaska): Slimhole Matched Rotary Steerable and Long-gauge System Saves Non-productive Time in Challenging Arctic Environment Sign in required
Using the matched rotary steerable system in a new, innovative slimhole design enabled the operator to avoid non-productive time typically needed to change out the bottomhole assembly (BHA) and bit while drilling the production section.
Summary Summary Kazakhstan: Sperry Geo-Pilot Rotary Steerable System Helps Deliver Customer's Deepest, Fastest Well in Karachaganak Sign in required
Delivered using the Geo-Pilot system to provide verticality without compromising ROP, both wells set new field records, with well 9822 finishing 14 days ahead of schedule, and well 9828 achieving a field-record depth as well as finishing 15 days ahead of objective.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrills Deliver Record Performance in First Turbine-Drilled Horizontal Well in Brazil’s ‘Pre-Salt’ Carbonates Sign in required
In this deepwater well drilled from a semi-submersible offshore Brazil, the challenge was to drill a long lateral in a very tough and hard-to-drill formation of silicified carbonates, achieving the directional plan while minimizing costs.
Summary Summary Canada: Operator Saves Over 27 Days of Rig Time Drilling Gas Wells in Difficult Shale Formation Sign in required
The operator planned a four-well pad in the challenging Komie area of North East British Columbia, designing gas wells with 700 meter (2,300 feet) surface holes followed by monobore horizontals with a total measured depth (MD) averaging 4,200 meters (13,780 feet).
Summary Summary Philippines: First Use of Short Radius Technology in Philippines Reduces Drilling Time Sign in required
The well located offshore Philippines in 100 m (328 ft) of water required a sidetrack after producing hydrocarbons with a high water cut.
Summary Summary Mexico: Optimized Drilling Performance Overcomes Multiple Challenges to Save Millions Sign in required
Offshore Mexico The Cantarell-2119 heavy oil well is located offshore Mexico, water depth 46 m (150 ft), in a block bounded by faults on both the east and west, presenting challenges that include total lost circulation zones and rock with high compressive strength averaging about 35,000 to 40,000 psi.
Summary Summary The Netherlands: Geo-Pilot® GXT Rotary Steerable System Cuts Planned Drilling Time in Half Sign in required
The operator drilling a well in the Netherlands wanted all hole sections drilled shoe-to-shoe safely and efficiently.
Summary Summary Canada, Alberta: Real-Time Geosteering Delivers Optimal Wellbore Placement in Thin Coal Reservoir Sign in required
An operator drilling a coalbed methane well in the Swan Hills area of Alberta, Canada needed to stay at the bottom of a thin reservoir to enable maximum production of methane gas. The reservoir was only 1.8 meters (6 feet) thick, and it was very important to place the well as low in the reservoir as possible without exiting.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Delivers Longest Run in Brazil Pre-Salt Sign in required
Safely and economically drill the 8-1/2 inch interval of a deepwater pre-salt geological formation.
Summary Summary North Sea: Geo-Pilot® GXT Rotary Steerable System Helps Double ROP Sign in required
In a gas condensate development well in the UK central North Sea, an operator needed to drill through the hard Upper Cretaceous Chalk Group of formations with the highest rate of penetration (ROP) possible while performing constant directional work.
Summary Summary Mexico: Halliburton Saves Time Drilling with the GeoForce® Enhanced Performance Motor in an Abrasive Environment Sign in required
An operator drilling an onshore development well needed to drill through the abrasive formation of unconsolidated, fine-grained sands of the Queen City formation.
Summary Summary Mexico: Optimized Hole Enlargement while Drilling with the Geo-Pilot® System and XR™ Reamer Tool Saves Time for PEMEX Sign in required
PEMEX needed to drill and enlarge a hole section while performing sidetrack operations.
Summary Summary Papu New Guinea: Oil Search Limited Saves Three Days of Rig Time with Soft Formation Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System Sign in required
Oil Search Limited wanted increased rates of penetration to save time while drilling an unstable reservoir in Papua New Guinea.
Summary Summary China: Geo-Pilot® XL System for Soft Formations Saves Operator Three Days of Rig Time and Helps Increase Production by Over 47% Sign in required
Deliver a fishbone well with an open-hole sidetrack for increased oil roduction in a very soft formation.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Helps Save 12 Rig Days in Offshore Brazil Pre-Salt Sign in required
When slow rate of penetration (ROP) made it necessary to pull the rotary steerable assembly from this high-cost, deepwater well located in 1,943 meters (6,375 feet) of water, the operator needed a solution that would provide faster drilling while maintaining directional control in the very hard formation.
Summary Summary Mexico: PEMEX Uses Geo-Pilot® XL System and XR Reamer Tool to Drill in Challenging Plastic Shale Formation Sign in required
PEMEX needed to drill and enlarge a hole section from the vertical kickoff, building from zero to 35 degrees in a 12 ¼ x 17 ½ inch hole section, in a plastic shale formation.
Summary Summary United Kingdom: Active Performance Benchmarking with Halliburton's MaxActivity™ Analysis Tool Facilitates Step-Change Performance for Operator and Saves $20 Million Sign in required
The operator needed to improve well delivery and achieve top quartile (TQ) performance by identifying gaps and driving opportunities.
Summary Summary India: Geo-Pilot Rotary Steerable System Helps Eliminate NPT in Deepwater Gas Well Sign in required
Offshore India The operator drilling a deepwater (water depth 2,400 m / 7,874 ft) gas well had experienced problems with the wellbore driling in a previous section of the well.
Summary Summary North Sea: Halliburton Increases Hole Quality and Saves Time in North Sea Sign in required
The operator wanted to avoid poor hole quality because of the problems with installing liners and the increased likelihood of casing failures.
Summary Summary Caspian Sea: New Record in Caspian Fields Sign in required
Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Record in Azerbaijan - The West Azeri C15 12 1/4” x 13” section was the longest section drilled in the Azerbaijan’s Caspian fields with hole opening in one run and one BHA.
Summary Summary Brazil: Halliburton Matched Drilling System Helps Petrobras Save more than $8 Million on Deepwater Well Sign in required
In certain deepwater wells in the Campos Basin, Brazil the 16-inch tophole section is typically drilled with a rotary steerable system through the shale, marl and sandstone formation. Historically, two bits are required to drill the section, and the rate of penetration (ROP) averages 6.3 meters (21 feet) per hour.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Geo-Pilot® System Sets New Gulf of Mexico Longest Run Record Sign in required
Unocal case history
Summary Summary India: Optimized Drilling Performance Delivers 99.68 Percent Operating Efficiency and Helps Operator Save US$ One Million Sign in required
Over the course of more than 50 extended reach wells drilled in water depths from 45 m to 75 m (148 - 246 ft), the customer’s primary challenge was to drill the 12 ¼-inch sections at optimum rates of penetration (ROP) while ensuring efficient hole cleaning through long shale sections using a synthetic oil-based mud system.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Comprehensive Halliburton Solution Includes World’s Deepest Formation Pressure Test in Deepwater Extended Reach Well Drilled around a Salt Structure Sign in required
In order to drill this deepwater extended reach well while acquiring formation pressures in the harsh environment, Sperry Drilling recommended a solution that combined the Geo-Pilot® rotary steerable system with quad combo formation evaluation sensors and GeoTap® formation pressure testing services.
Summary Summary Middle East: Remote Operating Centers Successfully Optimize Geosteering Efforts to Maximize Exposure in Extremely Thin Clastic Reservoir Sign in required
An operator drilling through complex shale and sand formations required accurate real-time information to navigate to a sandstone target zone of a mere three feet true vertical depth, sandwiched between two shale zones.
Summary Summary Egypt: Petrobel Successfully Field Tests GeoForce in Egypt Sign in required
Improved average ROP nearly 180 percent over conventional motors used in two offset wells. Further boosted ROP by 40 percent over competitor’s premium motor used in previous well, cutting rig time by two more days.
Summary Summary Egypt, Mediterranean: Halliburton Delivers Vertical Well in Deepwater High-Pressure High-Temperature Environment and Saves Customer over US $1.8 Million Sign in required
Sperry Drilling was approached by an operator to drill a vertical well in the deepwater, high-pressure high-temperature environment of the Mediterranean Sea, where maximum temperature and pressure were approximately 390° F (199° C) and 20,000 psi.
Summary Summary Australia: Geo-Pilot® GXT System Improves ROP by 30% and Reduces Drilling Time in Hard Limestone Formation Sign in required
The operator of an Australian oil field required a solution to reduce destructive vibration and improve rates of penetration (ROP) while drilling a troublesome hard limestone and chert formation.
Summary Summary Mexico: Sperry Delivers Vertical Well with Rotary Steerable and Saves Pemex US$ 1.4 Million Sign in required
Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) needed to drill a vertical exploratory well to define the boundary of the offshore Kayab field. Maintaining verticality would pose a significant challenge, as the formation presented a high tendency to cause deviation while drilling.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Matched Drilling System Helps Deliver Record Horizontal and Save Operator US$ 1.2 Million Sign in required
The operator required precise wellbore placement within the target sand at a proposed target depth of 1,168 meters (3,382 feet) true vertical depth (TVD).
Summary Summary South Asia: Short Radius Drilling Technology Enhances Production in Depleted Fields Sign in required
The operator of a mature offshore oil field was seeking an economical solution for their field redevelopment project to access bypassed reserves and increase oil production.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Extended-Gauge Bit Coupled with Rotary Steerable System Allowed Interval Completion in One Run, Reducing Drilling Time Sign in required
ChevronTexaco needed to achieve extraordinary hole quality in order to obtain accurate data from logging-while-drilling (LWD) and wireline sensors.
Summary Summary Balikpapan: ROC Capabilities Enhance Vibration Mitigation for Geo-Pilot® System Record Run Sign in required
In the Nubi Field, offshore Indonesia, a gas development well in 226 feet (69 meters) of water required the critical 12-¼-inch section to penetrate a limestone formation with hard cemented stringers. Typically, in this section, various modes of vibration and problems with sensor pulse detection would damage drilling equipment and hinder formation evaluation data acquisition, slowing progress and raising costs with excessive tripping.
Summary Summary North Dakota, USA: GeoForce® XL Motor Powers Through Three Forks Resource Play Sign in required
The operator enlisted Halliburton to drill almost 10,000 feet (2,956 meters) laterally in one of the prime U.S. unconventional oil plays, the Williston Basin.
Summary Summary Algeria: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Delivers Record Run Sign in required
Safely and economically drill the 8-1/2 inch interval of the Hamra Quartzite formation, a very hard rock section
Summary Summary Mexico: Geo-Pilot® XL System Saves PEMEX Over a Million US Dollars and Sets a New Offshore Drilling Record Sign in required
PEMEX needed to drill a development well in 85 meters (279 feet) of water offshore Ciudad del Carmen in the state of Campeche, Mexico. The objective of this project in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field was to deliver commercial oil production and provide primary field information for the customer.
Summary Summary Norway: Matched Drilling System Delivers Record Run and Helps North Sea Operator Saves over Twenty Days on Reservoir Section Sign in required
An operator wanted to drill the entire 8 ½-inch x 9 ½-inch reservoir section of a North Sea well in one trip, using one bottom-hole-assembly (BHA) from just below the 10 ¾-inch shoe at 3,638 meters (11,936 feet) to the target depth of 7,065 meters (23,179 feet).
Summary Summary Canada: GABI™ Sensor Provides At-Bit Technology to Help Maximize Reservoir Exposure and Increase Drilling Efficiency Sign in required
While drilling horizontal wells in the Cardium formation in Alberta, Canada, NAL Oil and Gas Trust needed to keep the wellbore within a 2 meter (6.6 feet) thick zone of interest to help maximize reservoir exposure.
Summary Summary Norway: North Sea Operator Saves 3.8 Million NOK Drilling Two Sections with One BHA Sign in required
Geo-Pilot® 9600 series system with MWD and a special two-stage hole-opening device to drill two sections of different diameters, rather than using a separate drilling package for each section.
Summary Summary New Zealand: Geo-Pilot® System Delivers Early “First Oil” While Reducing Operational Costs Sign in required
An operator of the offshore Maari Field in New Zealand required an optimized drilling solution for precise wellbore placement that would bring production on stream quickly and cost-effectively
Summary Summary India: EM Telemetry Enables Successful Foam Drilling in Remote Coal Bed Methane Wells Sign in required
In the remote area of West Bengal in eastern India, an operator was experiencing severe mud losses and hole instability problems typical to CBM drilling. They sought to alleviate these problems by drilling with air/foam instead of mud, challenging Sperry Drilling services to provide a solution to the wellbore integrity challenges.
Summary Summary Colombia: Ecopetrol Saves Over Five Days of Rig Time using GeoForce® Enhanced Performance Motor Sign in required
The operator drilling an oil production well (“S” profile) in Colombia’s Magdalena Middle Basin wanted to improve operating time in the Tisquirama field to reduce costs while drilling both the build and drop section of the 8 ½-inch hole section.
Summary Summary Oman: Matched Geo-Pilot® System and Long-Gauge Bit Shave 2 Days off the Drilling Curve in Oman Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services deployed the Geo-Pilot® 7600 series rotary steerable system with a Geo-Pilot FMFX651Z bit from DBS for improved rates of penetration (ROP) and optimum borehole quality.
Summary Summary USA, California: Operator Saves an Estimated $992,000 using a Matched Drilling System Sign in required
Halliburton had previously drilled wells in the field using a standard steerable motor assembly, but now needed to deliver improved performance using a solution able to orient and steer the well at deeper depths while overcoming strong dipping tendencies and a natural walk of the bottomhole assembly (BHA).
Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® XL System and StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Help Save US$ 812,000 in a Thin Sand Reservoir Sign in required
Geo-Pilot® XL System and StrataSteer® 3D Geosteering Service Help Save US$ 812,000 in a Thin Sand Reservoir
Summary Summary Malaysia / GOM / Norway: GeoTap®/Geo-Pilot® Malaysia/GOM/Norway Solution Profile Sign in required
Three case histories: 1. GeoTap Formation Tester Allows Torque Reduction While Dramatically Improving ROP 2. GeoTap® Slimhole LWD Formation Tester and Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System Get Pressure Answers In High-Risk Sidetrack 3. GeoTap® Tester Increases Reservoir Section and Adds $13 Million of New Oil Production
Summary Summary Mexico: PEMEX Saves Over US$30 Million on Cantarell Well by Using a Matched System Sign in required
PEMEX planned to drill a well in 228 days, but by implementing Halliburton’s matched drilling solution, drilling time was reduced by 121 days.
Summary Summary Nigeria: Sperry Delivers Challenging Triplex Well with Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System Sign in required
With not enough slots left on the offshore platform, an operator in Nigeria required a triplex well, a wellhead requiring three wells drilled from one slot, to be drilled for the first time.
Summary Summary USA, Alaska: Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems Help Deliver Extended Reach Well 8.3 Days Ahead of Schedule Sign in required
Drill an extended reach well targeting a section of reservoir originally designed to be reached from a drilling pad yet to be constructed.
Summary Summary Colombia: Ecopetrol Increases ROP by 79% with Geo-Pilot® XL Rotary Steerable System Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services was approached by Ecopetrol to drill an onshore well in the Tenay development field, Alto Magdalena Valley, Colombia. Ecopetrol wanted to improve their performance in the field, mainly by achieving higher rates of penetration (ROP) to reduce drilling time and costs.
Summary Summary Mexico: Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable System with ABI™ At-Bit Inclination Sensor Provides Real Time Inclination Readings Saving PEMEX 3.8 Days in Rig Costs Sign in required
PEMEX, the national oil company of Mexico, contracted Sperry Drilling services to drill an offshore development well in an exploratory reservoir, 113 km northeast of Ciudad del Carmen in the state of Campeche, Mexico. The objective of this project was to deliver commercial oil production and provide primary field information for the customer.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Optimized Drilling Solution Key in Guiding Record-Length Horizontal Hole to Difficult Target Sign in required
The primary challenge in this well was drilling a transition zone while remaining eight meters (26 feet) above the oil/water contact (OWC) and five meters (16.5 feet) below OWC.
Summary Summary Columbia: Remote Operations Center Facilitates Nimble Geosteering to Narrow Target in Heavy Oil Sands Sign in required
To reduce costs by improving drilling time, an operator drilling through complex shale and sand formations in a remote Colombian field, where the oil-water contact can reach to within 10 feet (3 meters) true vertical depth (TVD) below the top of sand, required accurate real-time information to navigate to the target zone.
Summary Summary Mexico: Matched System Helps PEMEX Save over US$20 Million on Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Well Sign in required
PEMEX, the national oil company of Mexico, planned to drill a 3,590 meter (11,778 feet) deepwater vertical exploration well in the Holok Field, located in the Gulf of Mexico, in 125 days. The faulting and structural traps in the Holok field are challenging and can affect the ability to deliver a vertical well.
Summary Summary Saudi Arabia: Matched System Delivers Increased ROP and Zero NPT for Field Record in Saudi Arabia Sign in required
Challenge: Excel on performance to safely and economically drill a vertical lump sum turnkey well in the Shedgum Field.
Summary Summary Germany: Drilling Performance Integrated Workflow Delivers Gas Storage Cavern Project Six Months Early Sign in required
The operator required drilling S-shaped directional wells with a 5 meter (16 feet) radius target to gain access to the salt dome under the Jemgumkloster field to create ten new gas storage caverns.
Summary Summary China: Sperry Drilling Delivers Record Horizontal Well in China Sign in required
Sperry Drilling services introduced modified drilling procedures (drilling of coal layers in the 12-1/4” section instead of the 8-1/2” horizontal section) using SperryDrill® mud motor assemblies with the AGS™ Adjustable Gauge Stabilizer tool for effective 2D steering. The job was monitored from a Real Time Center in Miri, Malaysia, where drilling optimization specialists provided torque and drag monitoring.
Summary Summary Mexico: Geo-Pilot® System and GeoTap® Slimhole Tester Get Pressure Answers In High-Risk Gulf of Mexico Sidetrack Sign in required
Four case histories: 1. Geo-Pilot® System and GeoTap® Slimhole Tester Get Pressure Answers In High-Risk Gulf of Mexico Sidetrack 2. Geo-Pilot® System and GeoTap® Pressure Tester Add $13 Million of New Oil Production 3. Geo-Pilot® System Adds Value, Saving Operator $536,000 4. Longest Single 12-1/4-Inch Geo-Pilot® System Run in Nigerian Field Saves Operator $400,000
Summary Summary Oman: In soft formation, Geo-Pilot® Dirigo™ 7600 RSS drills three complex legs in one run, saving operator 32.5 hours and US$40,000 Sign in required
In a development field with a soft formation, an operator needed a solution to drill a horizontal well in three “fork-type” legs with two openhole sidetracks in one run.
Summary Summary GOM: Rotary Steerable System and Industry’s Closest At-Bit Reamer Save Operator 48 Hours and USD 2 Million Sign in required
While drilling on a deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico with a water depth of about 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), an operator encountered significant losses in a weak zone due to depleted sands near the bottom of this section of the well.
Summary Summary USA, California: Halliburton Matched System Cuts Drilling Time in Half Sign in required
Rate of penetration increased by nearly 100 percent, eliminating a total of 85 drilling hours in the 6.75-inch hole section, and resulted in an estimated $118,800 savings to the operator.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico Geo-Pilot® Dirigo 11K RSS delivers higher torque capabilities in large hole sections of deepwater well Sign in required
In this deepwater Gulf of Mexico well, three large hole sections were planned with the second and third intervals penetrating a massive salt section, which would require excellent torque and steering management.
Summary Summary Bolivia: Turbopower™ ASD Turbodrills Save an Estimated Two Weeks of Rig Time Sign in required
The operator of a field in south Bolivia planned to drill a gas well in the South Andean Foothills through a Devonian formation of fractured sandstone, siltstone and shale. The overthrust faults and stressed formations are prone to “bit-sticking” and, typically, it is difficult to maintain the well path in such applications.
Summary Summary Oklahoma, USA: GABI™ Motor Solution Geosteers Exploration Well to Critical Coring Point Sign in required
Due to the short sensor-to-bit distance of the GABI motor, Sperry Drilling was able to locate and select a formation top that had previously been drilled through using other tools, precisely placing the wellbore at TD in the exact position the customer wanted.
Summary Summary India: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Saves Five Days of Drilling Time and Establishes New Field Record in Western India Sign in required
The Turbopower turbodrill achieved record footage drilled in the first two runs of 548 meters (1,798 feet) and then 581 meters (1,906 feet) respectively. Overall ROP averaged 1.5 meters per hour (4.92 feet per hour) shaving five drilling days from the plan.
Summary Summary Canada, Alberta: GeoForce® XL motors help operator save US$2.5 million in Duvernay shale well Sign in required
By running GeoForce® XL high-performance motors to tackle high builds and long lateral sections, Sperry Drilling cut drilling time almost in half on an extended-reach well in the Duvernay shale play in Canada, reducing drilling days from 49 days to 28 days.
Summary Summary USA, Wyoming: Operator Saves $145,000 by Replacing RSS with GeoForce Motor Solution Sign in required
An operator in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin planned to drill a build and lateral section of a well into the Sussex formation, overlying the Niobrara formation, which typically has higher weight transfer issues, creating a challenge to directionally drill to final total depth (TD).
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Geosteering Solution Successfully Lands Wellbore in Difficult Section, Saving Operator USD 600,000 Sign in required
In a deepwater (water depth of over 7,000 ft (2,134 m)) location in the Gulf of Mexico, an operator was struggling to see the approaching reservoir top during the landing section.
Summary Summary Angola: 24-inch Geo-Pilot® XL System Drills Vertical and Build Sections in a Single Run Sign in required
Angola deepwater exploration well: Vertical and build sections of the 24-inch by 42-inch hole (405 meters/1,329 feet) were drilled in a single run.
Summary Summary Oklahoma, USA: First 6-3/4-inch GABI™ Motor Trial in USA Demonstrates Real-Time Value Drilling Shale Well Sign in required
The operator realized the value in knowing wellbore reactions closer to the bit provided real-time inclination updates, an improvement over previous jobs with data from sensors positioned further away from the bit. In addition, they were pleased that the GABI motor delivered the at-bit information even while sliding the motor, with no additional down time usually experienced with other imaging sensors while wiping through slides.
Summary Summary Angola: Geo-Pilot® XL System Successfully delivers 24-inch Section of Deepwater Exploration Well with Precise Vertical Control Sign in required
Deepwater exploration project in Angola
Summary Summary Egypt: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Rotary Steerable System Delivers High Build Rate Well Profile and Saves Operator Five Days of Rig Time Sign in required
In the NRQ area of Egypt, Khalda Petroleum Company planned to drill a horizontal well targeting the Coarse Dolomite zone of the A/R “G” formation in the North Ras Qattara field. Because NRQ wells typically encounter severe changes in formation dipping while changing well direction, the primary challenge in this case would be the 8 ½-inch hole section. The plan was to land the well with an 87 degree inclination and turn the azimuth from 177 degrees to 132 degrees with continuous dogleg severity (DLS) of 5.8 degrees per 100 feet.
Summary Summary China: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo RSS Delivers Record-Setting Run in Tarim Basinsaving Three Days of Rig Time Sign in required
Precise Geosteering through Thin Target Zones Delivers 98% Reservoir Exposure
Summary Summary Mozambique: Halliburton Matched Drilling System Helps Operator Save $2.5 Million in Deepwater Mozambique Sign in required
The matched system of a GeoForce® motor and FXD84DM bit helped mitigate vibration, maximize ROP and deliver longer tool life through the section.
Summary Summary Egypt: GeoForce® XL Motor Powers through Hard Formation, Reducing Drilling Time by 54 Hours Sign in required
The GeoForce XL motor achieved remarkable success with an approximate 40 percent increase in ROP versus standard performance mud motors in offset wells.
Summary Summary GOM: DrillDOC™ and Geo-Pilot® RSS Services Drill Multiple Salt Sections to TD in Single Runs Sign in required
While drilling a vertical well in 4,500 ft (1,372 m) of water, a Gulf of Mexico operator reached a challenging 17,000-ft (5,182-m) salt section (which was notorious for wellbore instability and inclinational deviation) at 5,255 ft (1,602 m) measured depth (MD).
Summary Summary UK: Operator improves reservoir understanding in a complex-fracture horizontal well in hard-rock granite basement Sign in required
In an offshore well in the United Kingdom (UK), the operator wanted to perform an evaluation of a complex-fracture horizontal well in a hard-rock granite basement. It was critical to identify faults, along with large and small fractures, in order to determine if the reservoir was economically viable to produce.
Summary Summary Oman: GeoForce® Motor Saves Operator 7.5 Drilling Days with Fewest Number of Bit Runs in History of Field Sign in required
An operator in Oman had been using two different bottomhole assemblies (BHAs) to drill a 12-1/4-inch vertical section for unconventional wells.
Summary Summary UK North Sea: SOLAR™ Geo-Pilot® XL Rotary Steerable System and SOLAR™ Logging-While-Drilling Tools Enable Drilling of High-Temperature Wells in UK North Sea Sign in required
Sperry Drilling Services was approached by an operator to drill their high-temperature field appraisal campaign in the central sector of the UK North Sea.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Delivers Field Record ROP in Pre-Salt Carbonates and Saves Three Days of Rig Time Sign in required
In spite of the poor drillability of the challenging formation, the Sperry Turbopower turbine delivered the fastest ROP in the pre-salt of this field, drilling the 8-1/2-inch hole 348 meters to total depth in 79.55 hours, achieving a field record ROP of 4.4 m/hr and saving the operator three days of rig time.
Summary Summary Middle East: Geo-Pilot® delivers field record ROP and reduces drilling time to more than US $267,000 on extended reach well Sign in required
An operator in the Middle East wanted to improve drilling efficiency on its extended-reach offshore project.
Summary Summary North Dakota, USA: GeoForce® XL Motor Beats Drilling Curve to Kick-off Point with an Estimated Rig Time Savings of $30,000 Sign in required
The GeoForce XL 6/7 motor successfully achieved the operator’s objective to improve drilling performance, reaching the KOP one full day ahead of the curve. This performance beat all recent wells in the operator’s database by 10 drilling hours, and resulted in an estimated rig time savings of $30,000.
Summary Summary Brazil: Turbopower™ Turbodrill Reduces Drilling Time by Eight Days on Record Run Sign in required
Sperry delivered the longest run to date in Brazil using a turbine. The Turbopower turbodrill drilled the entire 905 meters (2,968 feet) section in one run and saved at least one bit trip.
Summary Summary GOM: An operator saved an estimated US$500,000 by staying completely within the target window Sign in required
An operator in the Gulf of Mexico wanted to increase production and recovery in a mature field, but was faced by two main challenges.
Summary Summary Venezuela: Petroindependencia Drills the Longest ERD Well While Staying 100 Percent in Target Zone Sign in required
Petroindependencia, a Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) joint venture, operates in the Orinoco oil belt, where the target reservoirs are located in the Morichal member of the Oficina formation, which can be characterized as a shallow, unconsolidated formation.
Summary Summary Brazil: Operator Saves US$75 Million in Ultra-Deepwater Well with High Vibration and Salt Creep Issues Sign in required
An operator had a plan to drill a 5,734-ft (1,748-m) ultra-deepwater well in 149 days that was characterized as having high vibration issues in a salt formation and a long history of competitor failures.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: GABI™ Motor Provides Superior At-Bit Technology for Real-Time Geosteering on GOM Continental Shelf Sign in required
The 4,952-foot (1,509-meter) hole section was delivered as planned in a single run (eliminating additional BHA changes), drilling 100 percent of the target sand. The interval was drilled in 43.5 drilling hours with an average rate of penetration of 114 feet per hour.
Summary Summary Canada: Turbopower Turbodrill Helps Operator Save USD 260,000 Drilling Gas Well in Montney Shale Sign in required
In a Montney shale gas well, Sperry Drilling services successfully reduced drilling time and delivered significant cost savings by using a Turbopower turbodrill and diamond impregnated bit to drill the hard formations.
Summary Summary Egypt: First Turbopower™ Turbodrill Application in Egypt Successfully Powers through Abrasive, High-Temperature Formation to Save Operator Over $450,000 Sign in required
In one of the most challenging high temperature applications in Egypt, an operator planned to drill a gas well in the western desert. Their objective was to land the 6-inch hole through the high temperature, very abrasive kaolinite siltstone formation known to cause slow rate-of-penetration (ROP) and tool failure.
Summary Summary Venezuela: With 107 Percent Increase in ROP, Operator Saves Seven Days with Turbopower™ Drilling Sign in required
Operating in a well containing highly abrasive sandstone, the operator’s primary objective was to drill vertically through an approximately 1,100-ft (335-m) production section in two runs, with one trip out to surface planned for replacing the bit.
Summary Summary Canada Alberta: Operator Reports Total Estimated Savings of More Than US$7.6 Million Sign in required
An operator working in the McMurray formation of northern Alberta, Canada, sought to increase operational efficiency and decrease total days per well. The operator had previously taken seven to eight days to drill a well at an approximate cost of US$997,000 (C$1.3 million) per well.
Summary Summary India: Tubopower Turbodrill Reduces Drilling Time by 15 Days, Saving an Estimated USD 300,000 in a Deep Directional Well Sign in required
Halliburton successfully reduced drilling days and delivered significant cost savings using Sperry Drilling service;s Turbopower with Drill Bits and Services diamond impregnated bit for drilling the first of eight deep wells an operator planned to drill in a remote location in India.
Summary Summary USA, Texas: Halliburton Matched System Helps save Operator an Estimated $60,000 Delivering One-Run Curve and Lateral Sign in required
An operator drilling in the Permian basin wanted to improve drilling efficiency by reducing the number of runs required to drill a horizontal well in West Texas.
Summary Summary Oklahoma, USA: Geo-Pilot® GXT System and DrillDOC® Tool Help Improve Drilling Performance in Shale Reservoir Sign in required
An operator in Oklahoma recently saved three days of drilling time by using a drilling solution provided by Sperry Drilling comprised of a Geo-Pilot® GXT rotary steerable system and a DrillDOC® drilling optimization tool.
Summary Summary Middle East: Geo-Pilot® XL 5200 System Delivers First Single-Run Lateral in Middle East Field While Reducing Drilling Time By 3.9 Days Sign in required
Sperry Drilling’s geosteering solution combined advanced technology, tools and talent in a comprehensive approach.
Summary Summary U.K. Offshore: Operator Saves Significant Rig Time by Gathering Complete Formation Evaluation Data in Real Time Sign in required
In an offshore U.K. well, an operator needed to obtain a complete formation evaluation (FE) data set to measure reservoir and overburden characteristics in a deviated well.
Summary Summary Angola: Successful Introduction of the Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Enhanced Dogleg Rotary Steerable System in Deepwater Block Sign in required
An operator drilling an exploration well a deepwater Angola field challenged Halliburton to drill the 12-1/4-inch hole section from shoe-to-shoe in one run using a rotary steerable system instead of following standard operational procedure for this field.
Summary Summary North Sea, Norway: Operator Successfully Runs 5 ¾-inch Slim-Hole Drilling Operation with Geo-Pilot® RSS System Sign in required
In a mature field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf of the North Sea, an operator had attempted twice to drill a new extended-reach drilling (ERD) wellbore with a 2.05 measured depth (MD) to true vertical depth (TVD) ratio that resulted in the bottomhole assembly (BHA) becoming lost in hole above the reservoir.
Summary Summary USA, Oklahoma: Turbopower™ Turbodrills Deliver High Build-Rate Curve and Lateral through Abrasive Grante Wash Sign in required
In this well, the operator challenged Sperry Drilling services to provide a solution that would achieve the necessary build rate in the curve to land the well at proper depth, and drill the lateral section with minimal directional corrections – drilling both sections as fast as possible while delivering good hole quality.
Summary Summary Middle East: AFR™ Guides Horizontal Wellbore Within Two-Foot Narrow Target Zone And Saves $1.25 Million Per Lateral Sign in required
Harsh desert conditions of a mature field in a remote Middle East location were only part of the challenge this operator faced in planning a horizontal well through a fractured carbonate formation.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo System Delivers Record High Dogleg Solution Sign in required
In this mature field, the operator faced the challenge of drilling through a formation where the overlying soft shale section had made it extremely difficult to achieve good build rates in the past, and inefficient slide drilling with a motor was commonplace.
Summary Summary Argentina: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo System Helps Shave Five Days from Plan, Drilling Long Horizontal Section in One Run Sign in required
The operator drilling a shale oil well in Argentina wanted to reduce operating time and associated costs while drilling both the build and horizontal sections in an 8-1/2 inch hole size.
Summary Summary Texas, USA: GABI™ Motor Helps Deliver Well 100 Percent in Target Zone Sign in required
While drilling the 7,500-foot (2,286-meters) horizontal section of a 14,000-foot (4,267.2-meters) well in the Wolfcamp Shale in west Texas, the customer faced a 2,000-foot (609.6-meters) section with a slight anticline in the middle. Starting at about 9,300-feet (2,834.6-meters) measured depth (MD), the target zone sloped upwards from 6,000-feet (1,828.8-meters) true vertical depth (TVD) to 5,900-feet (1798.32-meters) TVD, and back down again to 6,000-feet (1,828.8-meters) TVD. Previous attempts at drilling this zone had resulted in breaking out of the top of the target formation, and losing hundreds of feet of productive interval. Additionally, this zone needed to be drilled smoothly to aid in running casing for completion.
Summary Summary UAE: First Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Rotary Steerable Run in UAE Lands Complex Sign in required
An operator planned the first fork-type multilateral well design in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be drilled from an offshore platform. The complexity of the program would require advanced geosteering capabilities to achieve maximum reservoir contact and precise placement of the forked-shape laterals with full accessibility for well intervention. The target was just 600 feet (183 meters) south of the platform and required a “pregnant lady” well profile through a very challenging shale formation where historically no directional work is recommended. With only one available platform slot, located on the northwest side, the well would first have to be nudged and turned in the 16-inch hole in order to reduce surface collision risk, and would then encounter a channel at the 13-3/8-inch casing point known to cause huge losses. In the 12 ¼-inch hole, a required open-hole sidetrack would present yet another challenge. And furthermore, the 8-½-inch lateral interval would have to be maintained within the reservoir target of just two feet (0.61 meters) in thickness.
Summary Summary Brazil: Record Run with T245 Turbodrill Eliminates Extra Bit Trip and Reduces Drilling Time by Twenty Hours Sign in required
Sperry delivered the entire 557 meter (1,827 feet) section in one run at an average ROP of 1.72 meters/hr (5.64 feet/hr) and eliminated the additional planned bit trip.
Summary Summary Gulf of Mexico: Geo-Pilot® GXT 9600 Rotary Steerable System + Quad-Combo Solution Delivers Section Benchmark Performance in Ultra-Deepwater Exploration Well, Saving Operator Approximately $2,200,000 Sign in required
This exploratory well in ultra-deepwater near the marine border between the U.S. and Mexican Gulf of Mexico, presented challenging water depths of over 8,000 feet (2,500 meters), a seabed temperature of approximately 35 degrees Fahrenheit (3.5 degrees Celsius), and restrained logistics due to severe weather. The “J” profile well was planned to evaluate hydrocarbon potential in a reservoir located under a multi-fault block near a salt dome. Downhole stress could impact build capability during drilling and make it difficult to achieve the planned well trajectory, which had a maximum inclination of 28.5 degrees and azimuth of 165 degrees.
Summary Summary Colombia: Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Rotary Steerable System Consistently Delivers High Build Rates and Helps HOCOL Save Five Days of Drilling Time Sign in required
Eliminate sliding time and improve hole quality using a rotary steerable system.
Summary Summary Brazil: Operator Saves USD 3.4 Million in Presalt Drilling Sign in required
In Brazil’s presalt deepwater reservoirs, being able to accurately drill to the well plan at water depths of over 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) is difficult because of the long and complex salt sections present before reaching the hydrocarbons.
Summary Summary Marcellus Shale, USA: SperryDrill® XL Motor Drills First Single-Run 8 ½-Inch Hole Sections in Marcellus Shale Wells Sign in required
In this unconventional shale gas play, the operator wanted to minimize Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) and drive better economics by eliminating costly trips and additional equipment associated with multiple runs. In order to accomplish this, the operator challenged Sperry Drilling services to deliver a new well architecture, featuring a lengthy low-angle tangent to create displacement without sacrificing valuable lateral in zone.
Summary Summary Oklahoma, USA: GABI™ Motor and StrataSteer® 3D Service Provide Real-Time Geosteering Solution for Successful Well Placement in Critical Thin Bed Horizontal Sign in required
While drilling the 4,000-foot horizontal section of a 10,000-foot well in the Mississippi Lime near Alva, Oklahoma, the customer needed to maximize exposure to the 15-foot thick target formation and totally avoid the bounding shale above. Drilling into the shale above would introduce wellbore stability issues, and force the operator to sidetrack. Additionally, the operator needed to minimize the cost of the well while staying in zone. Previous attempts at drilling this zone had resulted in breaking out of the target formation, and having to pull back and sidetrack the well.
Summary Summary Ecuador:Operator Saves a Well from Abandonment in Problematic Field Sign in required
Operaciones Rio Napo, an operator in Ecuador, was drilling a difficult wellbore section with multiple formation changes consisting of interbedded shales, limestones, and sandstones.
Summary Summary Scandinavia: Operator Saves 3.2 Days and US$5 Million with Geo-Pilot® Dirigo™ RSS Sign in required
An operator in the North Sea planned to drill a deepwater field evaluation well by sidetracking from an existing 8-1/2-inch wellbore.
Summary Summary North Sea: Statoil Saves 9.25 Hours of Offshore Rig Time Using SlickBore® Matched Drilling Service Sign in required
While drilling the 17½-in. section of an offshore well in the Valemon gas and condensate field, Statoil encountered a weak, unconsolidated sand formation interbedded with shale.
Summary Summary Angola: Geo-Pilot® XL 9600 RSS Delivers Record Footage in Single Run and Saves $1.5 Million Sign in required
From a platform in 1,200 feet of water, the objective was to drill a new producer well to 22,698 ft. MD at 73.5° of inclination, evaluate the well with a logging-while-drilling quad combo (LWD), and obtain 25 planned pressure points using a GeoTap® pressure tester.
Summary Summary USA, New Mexico: Halliburton Matched System Delivers Curve in One Run Saving Operator an Estimated $56,000 Sign in required
In the Permian basin, New Mexico, horizontal wells penetrate the Bone Springs formation where drilling the curve typically requires multiple runs and close to 60 hours. An operator challenged Halliburton to provide a solution capable of drilling the curve in two runs or less.
Summary Summary Indonesia: Operator saves 61 hours and USD $500,000 with Geo-Pilot® XL RSS Combined with Underreamer Sign in required
In a wellbore section that was notoriously difficult to drill, an operator needed a solution to drill the 4,921-foot (1,500-meter) 12½-inch section of an offshore Indonesia well in one run while building up to a 50° inclination.
Summary Summary Qatar: Turbopower™ turbodrill helps operator save US$3 million in deep exploration well Sign in required
Halliburton’s Turbopower turbodrills application in Qatar. The results confirmed that using this solution to drill these hard formations can be an economical approach with no compromise to safety, steerability, or hole quality.
Summary Summary Papua New Guinea: VertiSteer™ Tool Helps Operator Drill Vertical Well in Tectonically Stressed Formation Sign in required
In a remote location in Papua New Guinea, another service provider had previously drilled a well that had resulted in an inclination of more than 15° in what was planned to be a vertical well.
Summary Summary Middle East: Geosteering Solution Delivers Record Performance, Cuts Seven Days from Lateral Well, Saving Customer an Estimated $400,000 Sign in required
In this mature field, the customer planned to drill a lateral well located inside a restricted area. The plan was to drill the build section in 8-½-inch to land the well in the limestone “A” reservoir. Then, in the 6-1/8-inch section, to steer the lateral section inside both the “A” and “B” reservoirs. Specifically, the customer required geosteering to drill the “A” reservoir for 1,500 feet, then drop angle and enter the “B” reservoir, building to horizontal then holding angle to drill the remaining 900 feet inside the “B” reservoir.
Summary Summary Brazil: Petrobras Achieves Lowest Cost Per Foot in Brazilian Pre-Salt Sections, Reducing Four Rig Days Sign in required
Petrobras has extensive experience in drilling pre-salt and sub-salt formations in deepwater areas offshore Brazil. The operator was drilling a deepwater well approximately 170 miles (274 kilometers) off the Brazilian southeast coast at a water depth of 6,900 feet (2,103 meters), and the objective was to reduce well time in the pre-salt oil reserves in the Santos and Campos basins.
Summary Summary USA, Southern: Operator Reduces Wellbore Position Uncertainty and Avoids Potential Costly Sidetracks for a Blowout Relief Well Sign in required
While conducting operations on an unconventional relief well for a blowout in a field in the southern part of the USA, an operator observed a discrepancy in the well position after analyzing the data from two separate surveys in the same wellbore.
Summary Summary Turbopower™ Turbodrills
Engineered to help operators maximize asset value by reducing well time and lowering cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations and high-temperature environments.
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Summary Summary World Oil: Turbodrills reduce well time and deliver lower cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations
Downhole turbines are a solution in hard and abrasive formations, otherwise inaccessible with conventional motors.
Summary Summary Geo-Span® Downlink Service
Communicate with downhole tools without impacting drilling
Summary Summary GABI™ Downhole Drilling Motor
Motor equipped with at-bit azimuthal gamma ray and inclination measurements for improved geosteering and optimum wellbore placement
Summary Summary iCruise™ Intelligent Rotary Steerable System
The new iCruise™ intelligent rotary steerable system is automation-enabled to place wells accurately and reduce well time through fast drilling, accurate steering, improved reliability, and predictable results.
Summary Summary Operator Saves USD 450.000 in Abrasive, High-Temperature Well
An operator was drilling a gas wellthrough the very hard, abrasive, and high-temperature kaolinitesiltstone formation. The well was proving to be one of the mostchallenging high-temperature applications. The operator challenged Sperry Drilling to drill the 6-inch vertical section of the S-shaped well faster, safer, and on target through the formation.
Summary Summary 3D Geosteering Enhances Reservoir Understanding in Complex Stratigraphic Environment
The Sperry Drilling “drill-to-produce” solution enabled the operator to accurately placethe well in the sweet spot and extend the lateral section for maximum reservoir contact.
Summary Summary ONGC Reaches TD in Hard and Abrasive Formation 32 Days Ahead of Plan
Sperry Drilling sets new drilling record with Turbopwer™ Turbodrills and matched custom bit engineered solution.
Summary Summary Engineered Solution Maximizes Drilling in Pre-Salt Carbonate Formation, Saving USD 833,000
The Turbopower turbodrill used in conjunction with the TurboForce diamond-impregnated bit drilled 948 feet (289 meters) in just 93.2 drilling hours, achieving an ROP of 10.2 feet/hour (3.1 meters/hour).
Summary Summary Automated Drilling Advisor Demonstration
Demonstration of automated drilling advisory software that provides steering decisions to meet well plan objectives.
Summary Summary Интеллектуальная роторная управляемая система iCruise™
Простой и надежный, интеллектуальный RSS iCruise разработан с использованием самых высоких механических характеристик на рынке, помогая операторам сократить время работы и максимизировать скорость проникновения (ROP) в нетрадиционные, зрелые поля и глубоководные среды.
Summary Summary iCruise™ Intelligent Rotary Steerable System
Simple and rugged, the iCruise intelligent RSS is engineered with some of the highest mechanical specifications on the market, helping operators reduce well time and maximize the rate of penetration (ROP) in unconventionals, mature fields, and deepwater environments.
Summary Summary High-temperature drilling and completions in the Haynesville Shale
Continuous improvements helped oil company double production from high-temperature wells
Summary Summary GABI™ Downhole Drilling Motor
Sperry Drilling’s GABI™ motor is equipped with a GABI™ sensor providing at-bit azimuthal gamma ray and inclination measurements for improved geosteering and optimum wellbore placement.
Summary Summary MaxActivity™ Rig Floor Activity Monitoring Software
MaxActivity™ innovative time/depth software tracks and times rig floor activities (trips in and out of the hole, circulating, drilling and connection operations) giving operators the information they need to pinpoint and address problems that consume time and erode profits.
Summary Summary MaxDrill™ Drilling Efficiency Software
Innovative software calculates the efficiency of the drill bit in real time in relation to formation type and rock strength and provides the driller with recommendations on the drilling parameters, expected rate of penetration and projected bit wear.
Summary Summary VertiSteer™ Vertical Drilling Tool
The VertiSteer™ tool is a mechanical drilling technology with vertical correction capability used to achieve and maintain a vertical wellbore path without intervention.
Summary Summary Vertical Drilling
Vertical Drilling
Summary Summary Max3Di™ Drilling Optimization Software
Sperry Drilling services' innovative Max3Di software represents a step-change in process monitoring for directional drilling.
Summary Summary MaxBHA™ Design Software
MaxBHA™ software transforms the art of BHA design into science, providing a state-of-the-art solution for improving well placement, drilling performance and tool reliability through real-time modeling of critical rotary speed and sag correction.
Summary Summary Directional Drilling Software
Sperry Drilling offers directional drilling software as part of our InSite® data management service to help operators cope with the growing complexity of directional wells, both highly technically challenging and very costly.
Summary Summary Turbine Drilling Motors
Engineered to help operators maximize asset value by reducing well time and lowering cost per foot in hard and abrasive formations and high-temperature environments.
Summary Summary Turbopower™ Turbodrills
Turbopower™ turbodrills help to reduce well time and lower costs-per-foot in hard and abrasive formations, and high-temperature environments.
Summary Summary SperryDrill® and SperryDrill® XL/XLS Positive Displacement Motors
The SperryDrill® positive displacement motor operates reliably under a wide range of downhole conditions. With configurations suitable for everything from conventional fluid drilling to air drilling, from standard to high temperature and high pressure environments, from long to short radius, the SperryDrill fleet of motors delivers superior performance in every application.
Summary Summary Directional Drilling
Sperry's Directional Drilling Services have earned a worldwide reputation for providing reliable and cost-effective services.
Summary Summary Geo-Pilot® Duro™ Rotary Steerable System
The Geo-Pilot Duro is a rotary steerable system (RSS) engineered for improved durability and performance in harsh environments, where optimal drilling efficiency, trip time, and mud-loss control are essential.
Summary Summary Geo-Pilot® GXT Rotary Steerable System
The Geo-Pilot GXT system delivers a new level of drilling performance by integrating a GeoForce® motor power section between the rotary steerable system and the LWD system. This next-generation positive displacement motor technology produces more than twice the horsepower of conventional power sections.
Summary Summary Rotary Steerable Solutions
Rotary steerable technology has enabled tremendous gains in directional drilling efficiency, achieving faster rates of penetration, optimizing hole quality and wellbore placement, enhancing deliverability of reservoirs in expanding geologic settings.
Summary Summary Geo-Pilot® Dirigo Rotary Steerable System
The Geo-Pilot® Dirigo system is the only rotary steerable system that can achieve consistent higher build rates in large hole sizes. Now you can reap the benefits of rotary steerable drilling with build rates previously only achievable with conventional mud motors.
Summary Summary StrataForce™ High-Torque Motors
StrataForce™ high-torque motors help improve drilling performance in unconventionals with extended-length power sections and high-resilient elastomer technology.
Summary Summary Drilling Motors
Sperry Drilling’s downhole drilling motors can be configured to answer specific downhole conditions or well designs.
Summary Summary GeoForce® Even Layer Thickness Motors
GeoForce® motors help to enhance drilling performance in mature fields with eve-layer stator technology.
Summary Summary iCruise™ Intelligent Rotary Steerable System
The new iCruise™ intelligent rotary steerable system is automation-enabled to place wells accurately and reduce well time through fast drilling, accurate steering, improved reliability, and predictable results.
Summary Summary Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems
Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems deliver high borehole quality for extended-reach drilling and soft formations in deepwater and offshore environments.
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