NuVista Energy Ltd. Record Montney Well – Daily Oil Bulletin Article

Recently NuVista Energy Ltd. completed the deepest well and longest lateral section ever drilled in Western Canada. In the April 25, 2018 edition of the Daily Oil Bulletin, Mark Thorne, Drilling Superintendent at NuVista, released a statement attributing much of their success to Pacesetter’s Orbit™ Rotary Steerable System among other service providers. “Unlike conventional, directional […]

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LWD Resistivity Service Enables Oil/Water Contact Characterization in Viking Oil Play in Alberta

Challenge Place production wells in target layer of Ellerslie member in Redwater, AB and acquire resistivity data required to optimize overall field development and maximize oil production. Solution Use robust LWD services for formation evaluation while drilling to provide real-time data for geosteering and evaluation. Results -Each well drilled shoe to shoe with one BHA […]

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NuVista Energy Ltd. Drills Montney Horizonal Well to 7,848m – Canada’s First 5,000m Lateral!

Nuvista Energy Ltd. has successfully broken the records for deepest well and longest lateral section ever drilled in Western Canada.  Reaching a measured depth of 7,848 m – including a 5,000 m horizontal section – this remarkable feat was achieved with the aid of Pacesetter’s Orbit™ Rotary Steerable System and drilling fluids provided by Canadian […]

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Near Bit Inclination Motor & Continuous Inclination Above the Motor Improve Steering Decisions

Challenge Accurately drill a build and lateral monobore well, placing the lateral within targeted Ellerslie formation and optimizing position in the target zone. Solution Use Pacesetter’s Near Bit Inclination Motor coupled with dynamic inclination measurements right above the motor enabling the precise placement of the well within the target Ellerslie reservoir. Results – Successfully drilled […]

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Shell Canada Sets New Record for Longest Well in Western Canada with Pacesetter’s Pin Down Orbit RSS

Shell Canada Limited has drilled the longest well in Western Canada using Pacesetter’s Pin Down PowerDrive Rotary Steerable System. This Duvernay well reached TD at 7,770m and consisted of two RSS runs in the Build and Lateral. The longest RSS run was 3,765m setting a new record for both Shell Canada and Pacesetter. Pacesetter would […]

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Record Run for Shell Canada Using Pacesetter’s Pin Down PowerDrive RSS

Shell Canada Limited successfully drilled their longest RSS run in Western Canada using Pacesetter’s Pin Down PowerDrive Rotary Steerable System. This build and lateral run began at 2,694md and was completed at 6,162md drilling 3,468m in a total of 113 hours. Congratulations to Shell Canada Limited and the crews of PD 574 for this accomplishment. […]

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Near Bit Inclination Motor Optimizes Steering Decisions In Landing Build Sections

Challenge Accurately land the well in the Montney formation when drilling through the lower formations with unpredictable motor performance while achieving the desired well path with consistent doglegs and without compromising on motor power section selection. Solution Utilize Pacesetter’s Near Bit Inclination Motor coupled with customer specified performance power section to accurately place the well […]

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NuVista Drills a Record Run with Pacesetter’s Rotary Steerable System

NuVista Drills a Record Run with Pacesetter’s Rotary Steerable System

In April of 2017, NuVista Energy drilled 1,849m using Pacesetter’s Rotary Steerable System in the Wapiti / Elmworth field, making it their longest Montney RSS run to date. With NuVista’s continued support, Pacesetter modified the Orbit RSS allowing for consistent improved durability and drilling performance for NuVista’s Montney Drilling Program. Pacesetter would like to congratulate […]

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