Case Studies

Shell Canada Drills Record 4,076m RSS Lateral Run

Pacesetter’s Orbit RSS drills 171mm record lateral in one run

Congratulations to Shell Canada Limited and their Operations, Engineering and DART team together with the rig and crew of Precision Drilling 574 on this impressive achievement.

Pacesetter’s combined technologies drilled 4,076m in 52 hours of operation and completed the build and lateral section in a single successful run to TD of 7,180m MD

This is Pacesetter’s Orbit RSS longest run to date.



OPERATOR         Shell Canada Limited
HOLE SIZE          171 mm
RUN DETAILS     3104m MD TO 7180m MD

The 171 mm build and lateral section of the well was drilled using Pacesetter’s Orbit RSS with dual telemetry XEM EM MWD and Redline Pulse MWD.  The Acoustic Near Bit Inclination Sub enhanced the RSS trajectory control by transmitting inclination measurements closer to the bit.  XEM EM MWD system maintained strong signal and good decode to TD making it Pacesetter’s longest well drilled with EM.


  • Pacesetter’s Orbit RSS
  • Redline Pulse MWD
  • Acoustic Near Bit Technology


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