• Better drilling economics
  • Exact wellbore placement
  • Faster drilling

  • Unconventional oil and gas wells

When drilling in unconventional plays, the AutoTrak™ Curve rotary steerable system from Baker Hughes provides you with better drilling economics, exact wellbore placement, and faster drilling. It reduces the time in the well with reliable performance and less risk, improving your bottom line.

Land the well sooner

The AutoTrak system eliminates slides and delivers consistent steering with a high rate of penetration (ROP), even in high stick-slip environments. Continuous string rotation maximizes overall efficiency by reducing torque and drag to provide you with a high-quality wellbore, better hole cleaning, and less cleanup time.

Improve production

In one run, you get smooth curves, straight tangents, and better hole quality for more effective fracturing operations and higher production rates. High buildup rates (up to 15°/100 ft [30 m]) let you drill deeper, hit the reservoir earlier, and increase wellbore exposure in the sweet spot.

Ensure accurate well placement

For precise steering in the reservoir, real-time azimuthal gamma ray service delivers accurate, near-bit measurements. Expandable pads on a slow-rotating sleeve maintain precise trajectory and allow fluid circulation to carry cuttings out of the hole.

Directional control from the surface maintains your drilling plan or lets you change targets on the fly. Our latest polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bit technology delivers longer laterals, better weight-on-bit, improved hydraulic efficiency, and longer life in tough formations.

Contact your Baker Hughes representative today to find out how you can experience less time in the well, reliable performance, and an improved bottom line with the AutoTrak Curve rotary steerable system.