- Soft formation
- Build up rate off target
- Required azimuthal turn
- Risk of missing target
- Saved the run
- Achieved build up rate of 17°/100 ft
- Completed 45-50° azimuthal turn
- Improved steerability without compromising ROP
Our customer in West Texas was experiencing difficulties drilling the 8.5-in. curve section in the soft formations of the Delaware Basin. They had built the curve to 20 degrees with the competitors PDC bit, but only at a rate of 7°/100 ft. The remainder of the curve required a build up rate of 17°/100 ft and completion of a 45-50° azimuthal turn to avoid a lease line and land on target.
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