Rotary steerable tool design targets increased drilling efficiency, lower running costs

Operating companies continually seek new technologies to drill laterals and extended reach wells further, more efficiently and at lower cost.Even with higher oil and gas prices, the challenge to develop lower quality and perhaps marginal reserves economically, is a daunting task.Three-dimensional rotary steerable technologies continue to advance. RST (BVI) Inc. (Rotary Steerable Tools), Houston has patented, designed, and built a rotary steerable system that minimizes complexity and cost while delivering fewer drilling limitations, compared to many tools. The company continues to make progress in bringing this technology to maturity. Click here to enlarge imageThe RST tool has a simple d...

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