High-Build Rotary-Steerable System

Baker Hughes released its AutoTrak eXact high-build rotary-steerable system designed to help operators drill complex 3D wells with improved directional control and superior borehole quality. The AutoTrak eXact system combines high-buildup-rate capability with advanced logging-while-drilling (LWD) services, enabling optimized completions, improving drilling efficiency, and maximizing production potential. Using proprietary and proven closed-loop steering control, the AutoTrak eXact system delivers precise wellbore placement with high borehole quality in all applications for easier casing runs. The system has the ability to drill shorter curve sections up to 12°/100 ft, compared with conventional systems that offer 5–6°/100-ft build rates. This maximizes reservoir exposure and helps avoid costly directional work in troublesome formations. Compatible with the Baker Hughes’ advanced suite of LWD services, the AutoTrak eXact system also provides access to real-time formation evaluation and reservoir data to help geosteer wells and optimize placement in the reservoir.

FBaker Hughes’ AutoTrak eXact high-build rotary-steerable system is designed to help operators drill complex 3D wells.


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