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 Energy Services.

Congratulations to Nuvista Energy Ltd. and the crews of Nabors Rig 127.

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

Shell Canada Limited has drilled the deepest 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 like to congratulate Shell Canada and the crews of Ensign 770 for this incredible accomplishment!

 

 

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.

NuVista Record Run with Pacesetter’s Rotary Steerable System

In August 2017, NuVista Energy drilled 2,109m in a single run using Pacesetter’s Rotary Steerable System in the Kakwa field, exceeding their previous longest Montney RSS run by 260m.

Pacesetter would like to congratulate NuVista and the crews of Nabors 78 for this great accomplishment!

 

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 and thank NuVista and the crews of Nabors 78 for this great achievement.

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 on target.

Results

Successfully drilled the build section of the well maintaining a maximum dogleg rate of 40% above the plan.

 

Accurate wellbore placement to maximize efficiency

In a liquid rich Montney application in Alberta, Athabasca Oil Corporation was drilling build sections through unpredictable formations. Typical build sections exceed the maximum planned dogleg by 100% to 140%. Conventional inclination measurements, placed up to 20m behind the bit, did not allow trajectory corrections to occur quickly enough and often resulted in very high doglegs. Athabasca tested Pacesetter’s Near Bit Inclination Motor together with our XEM electromagnetic telemetry system to improve their ability to respond to inconsistent build rates.

Utilize real-time Near Bit Inclination Motor measurements housed within the drilling motor

Pacesetter’s Near Bit Inclination is built directly into the motor positioning the inclination measurements right behind the bit. Wellbore inclination measurements are available much sooner, allowing more timely decision making and a smoother well profile.

The Near Bit Inclination Motor can be paired with most power sections available on the market.

Near Bit Inclination Results

 

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