Geo-Pilot® Rotary Steerable Systems

Drill extended-reach wellbores with quality and precision 

When you’re looking to control direction while drilling very long horizontal wells, the fleet of Geo-Pilot® rotary steerable systems (RSS) from Halliburton Sperry Drilling is your answer. Using continuous, real-time point-the-bit technology, you can extend your time on bottom by reducing torque and drag and mitigating stick-slip in the harshest drilling environments.

The RSS fleet is fully integrated with logging-while-drilling (LWD) sensors and InSite® real-time data management service for a complete drilling and formation evaluation package. Our drilling experts monitor, interpret, and model wellsite data, providing with real-time reservoir insight to help you place your well accurately on time, every time.

Reach a new level of drilling performance

By incorporating a mud motor between the RSS and LWD systems, you’ll attain greater horsepower, maximizing the rate of penetration (ROP).  With near-bit measurements, you can reduce trip time and control mud losses.  Our RSS fleet can also withstand high-pressure [30,000 psi (207 MPa)], high-temperature [347°F (175°C)] environments so you won’t have to sacrifice hole quality or precise wellbore placement.

Let us help you drill to produce and maximize ROP, saving you time and costs of your extend-reach projects.



Geo-Pilot® and Geo-Pilot® XL Rotary Steerable Systems

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Summary Summary One of the largest drilling contracts in the world outsourced to Halliburton
Halliburton Integrated Project Management enabled operator to accelerate field development by delivering 58 wells on turnkey basis
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Colombia: Drilling Engineering Solutions helps operator save US $129,000 Sign in required
Faced with the need to reduce costs and increase operating efficiency while increasing well complexity, an operator turned to Halliburton’s Drilling Engineering Solutions (DES) team for a customized engineering analysis and integrated solution.
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 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: 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 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, Mediterranean: Halliburton Delivers Vertical Well in Deepwater High-Pressure High-Temperature Environment and Saves Customer over US $1.8 Million Sign in required
Sperry Drilling was approached by an operator to drill a vertical well in the deepwater, high-pressure high-temperature environment of the Mediterranean Sea, where maximum temperature and pressure were approximately 390° F (199° C) and 20,000 psi.
Summary Summary Malaysia: Matched Drilling System Helps Deliver Record Horizontal and Save Operator US$ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Geo-Span® Downlink Service
Communicate with downhole tools without impacting drilling
Summary Summary Geo-Pilot Rotary Steerable System Animation
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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 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.
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