Kymera Mach 5 hybrid bit drilled one run curve in unconsolidated formation saving $100,000 USD
Jun 23, 2020
An operator in the Permian Basin needed to drill the curve section in the challenging Middle Sprayberry formation. The soft shale and unconsolidated sands made it difficult to complete a build angle due to erratic toolface control. The previous well required three different bottomhole assemblies (BHAs) to finish the curve, resulting in five days of drilling, putting them behind schedule and over budget.
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