- Reduce well tortuosity and ensure precise well placement
- Get superior hole quality, longer laterals, and faster ROP with continuous proportional steering
- Ensure increased reliability and temperature resistance with multi-chip module electronics
- Simple or complex 3D wellbore profiles
- Higher temperature wells up to 330°F (165°C)
- Extended-reach wells
The Baker Hughes AutoTrak™ eXact Pro high-performance rotary steerable system (RSS) with logging while drilling (LWD) combines advanced directional drilling performance and critical LWD data to ensure precise and efficient drilling in your high-build rate applications. You’ll get a smooth wellbore that is placed precisely in your most productive zone, all while keeping your costs down.
Optimal wellbore placement
Achieve accurate wellbore trajectory control in any formation trend with the AutoTrak eXact Pro RSS’s advanced wellpath trajectory control system. Combining azimuthal hold, inclination hold, new electronics, and firmware, the system automatically corrects the well’s trajectory to reduce tortuosity, torque, and drag. Your drilling operation builds out better curve sections and longer lateral sections, with fewer downlinks for more on-bottom time and increased overall rate of penetration (ROP).
Obtain accurate and comprehensive formation evaluation and reservoir data by integrating the AutoTrak eXact Pro RSS with the Baker Hughes suite of advanced LWD services. The full compatibility of these systems lets you precisely geosteer wells to target, maximize production, and minimize the risk and cost of development.
You can further optimize your well placement for maximum reservoir contact with the RSS’s near-bit directional measurements. These measurements give you a quick response time that minimizes the need for high doglegs to navigate back to the planned wellpath or “sweet spot” in the reservoir. Coupling the RSS with the optional ZoneTrak G near-bit gamma service, with sixteen sector azimuthal gamma-ray imaging, offers prompt formation identification and reservoir navigation.
Ensure even greater directional control and well quality with the AutoTrak eXact Pro RSS’s continuous proportional steering functionality. The system uses three precision-controlled pads to maintain a continuous proportional steering vector to drill a smooth, in-gauge hole. The system measures azimuth and inclination every millisecond and automatically adjusts steer forces on a second-by-second basis for precise control, even at high ROPs.
Steering control is not affected by drilling dynamics, as the independent ribs are powered by internal hydraulic power on a decoupled, slow-rotating sleeve. This allows the precision-controlled pads to operate independently of bit pressure, flow rates, and drilling fluid properties–allowing you to optimize your bit and hydraulics program as formation conditions change.
And by combining the continuous proportional steering with the wellpath trajectory control system, you achieve versatility and reliability in all formation types—from soft to hard—allowing you to precisely kickoff from vertical and drill the vertical, curve, and lateral in a single run.
The AutoTrak eXact Pro RSS is also fully enabled to work with the Baker Hughes Remote Operations Services. Our drilling and evaluation experts use their experience from thousands of wells, along with proprietary systems and advanced technology, to execute remote drilling operations and deliver high-quality performance, superior efficiency, and consistent results in any well application.
Contact us to learn more about how the AutoTrak eXact Pro RSS can deliver superior drilling performance and real-time formation evaluation for your well.