Aspenleaf Energy drills deepest MD Swan Hills well
Congratulations to Aspenleaf Energy Limited together with the rig and crew of Ensign 32 on this achievement.
Pacesetter’s combined technologies, paired with an Impulse “Hex Drive” motor and triple “Actipulse” friction reduction tools, drilled a tortuous and challenging well plan in the Swan Hills formation to a total depth of 6,188m MD, making this the deepest well to date for Aspenleaf Energy and deepest MD well in Swan Hills.
OPERATOR Aspenleaf Energy Limited HOLE SIZE 311mm / 222mm / 156mm TOTAL DEPTH 6,188m MD
Pacesetter’s Near Bit Inc motor was used in conjuction with Pacesetter’s Redline Pulse MWD in the 222mm build section, enhancing the trajectory control by transmitting inclination measurements closer to the bit.
Pacesetter’s Orbit RSS breaks another record for longest single run at 5,186m, and longest well at 8,510m for Shell Canada
Pacesetter’s Orbit RSS and MWD combination enabled Shell to successfully drill this Duvernay well with a single build and lateral run to TD at 8,510m.
Together, these technologies were able to drill 5,186m in just over 3.5 days of operation and complete the build and lateral in a single run. Pacesetter’s Orbit RSS held the trajectory within the specified target drilling at over 70 m/hr (average ROP) in the lateral section.
Congratulations to Shell Canada Limited and their Operations, Engineering, and DART team together with the rig and crew of PD 574 on this record accomplishment.
OPERATOR Shell Canada Limited HOLE SIZE 171 mm RUN DETAILS 3,324m MD TO 8,510m MD
Landed build and turn 7°/30 BURR
Total lateral length of 4,874m
Successfully completed 4°/30 turn from roughly 6,900m MD to 7,250m MD
Pacesetter Assists Clients Achieve Precise Well Placement Objectives with PeriScope HD, AWR and AGR Services
Integrated technologies increase reservoir contact enabling crucial placement of horizontal section within the reservoir.
PeriScope HD multilayer bed boundary detection service accurately detects multiple formation layers, orientation of approaching beds and fluid boundary positions to enable advanced well placement services in complex, thinly bedded and compartmentalized reservoirs. The PeriScope HD service uses a combination of inversion models with additional azimuthal measurements to provide precise delineation of formation bed boundaries for advanced well placement and accurate definition of multiple productive layers.
AWR service transmits real-time resistivity, gamma ray, and inclination data for improved reservoir evaluation.
AGR service uses total and azimuthal-image gamma ray functionality to reveal bed crossings and boundaries, enabling confident geosteering decisions.
BACKGROUND Companies plan to drill horizontal sections to access thin reservoirs. However, there are uncertainties as to the exact position of the reservoir layers within the formation. Consequently, companies need to ascertain better positioning of the target reservoirs and place the maximum length of the lateral inside the reservoir layer(s) while minimizing the risk of exiting the reservoir.
PeriScope HD multilayer bed boundary detection service
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
BACKGROUND 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.