Baker Hughes Introduces Complete Motor Solution for U.S. Shale Plays

New Navi-Drill motors provide power for high-performance drilling

Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of two new motors designed for drilling unconventional reservoirs. The 7-in. Navi-Drill™ Ultra XL45™ motor offers high power and torque to reliably drill long sections through hard formations, and the 5-in. Navi-Drill™ X-treme™ eXtend motor provides higher power output and increased reliability drilling slimhole horizontal sections.

The 7-in. Ultra XL45 motor features one of the longest power section in the industry, enabling it to drill long vertical sections with little need to correct for deviations, and its high torque capability also minimizes stick/slip to increase performance and bit life. The motor uses a high-performance elastomer that provides additional power output to help achieve higher rates of penetration and reduce drilling costs.

The 5-in. X-treme eXtend motor easily drills slimhole sections that often present a challenge for conventional motor technologies. The unique design of the X-treme eXtend motor’s power section provides up to 100% greater torque than typical conventional motor offerings. The additional power enables operators to drill using more demanding, high-endurance PDC bits through long, hard and abrasive horizontal sections such as those in the Williston Basin.

Earlier this year, Baker Hughes announced the launch of its 6¾-in. Navi-Drill™ Ultra Curve™ motor, which drills high build-rate curves with precise directional control such as those found in the Barnett, Williston, Marcellus, and Woodford/Anadarko shale plays. The Ultra Curve motor also has the ability to drill vertical, curve, and horizontal sections in one run.

With the addition of these three motors, Baker Hughes offers a total solution for drilling the unconventional plays throughout North America.

About Baker Hughes:

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 59,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources.

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