Rotary Steerable System

Well geometries and economics demand advanced directional drilling technology that can help to lower overall costs and drill more per day. The Magnus rotary steerable system (RSS) from Weatherford uses a push-the-bit design to satisfy the need for speed without sacrificing directional control. With rugged design elements, the RSS fits nearly any scenario and is designed for high-performance drilling applications. Unique features, including fully independent pad control and a true inclination hold, help sustain drilling, stay on plan, and reduce well-construction costs. Combining the RSS with the Wave family of logging-while-drilling tools, HyperLine downhole motors, and RipTide borehole-enlargement tools provides increased capabilities. A unique valve design helps achieve total depth. Because the three valves operate independently, they offer built-in redundancy and enhanced reliability. A streamlined design reduces sticking issues. Features such as a fully rotating bias unit, minimal bottomhole-assembly stabilization, and an optimized junk slot area reduce the risk of expensive stuck-pipe events. A proportional control system in the RSS maintains a high pace. Equivalent drilling adjustments minimize tortuosity for a smooth wellbore that can increase efficiency and reduce costs of future operations.

For more information, visit

The Magnus RSS from Weatherford is compatible with all standard drill-bit designs.


Don't miss out on the latest technology delivered to your email weekly.  Sign up for the JPT newsletter.  If you are not logged in, you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to click on to confirm you want to receive the newsletter.