New whipstock enables short radius sidetracksThis new PathMASTER whipstock system delivers the one-trip and retrievable features of the WindowMaster whipstock with a shorter whipstock ramp and full gauge mills for more efficient short-radius casing exits. Click here to enlarge imagePathMASTER starts, mills, and reams a window exit without requiring a change in the bottomhole assembly (BHA), resulting in a full gauge window in one milling trip. The system has a quicker kickoff with a higher build rate for short radius drilling applications. The shorter whipstock combines with a milling assembly consisting of only a window mill and watermelon mill to form a shorter window exit BHA. The sh...

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