Enteq Upstream (Enteq), oilfield providers expertise and tools provider, has launched its novel various to conventional rotary steerable system (RSS) for directional drilling: the SABER Software (Steer-At-Bit Enteq Rotary Software)
An evolution of the idea confirmed and examined by Shell and licensed to Enteq, SABER is now prepared for subsequent stage discipline trials.
The SABER Software makes use of internally directed strain differentials to steer from the drill bit face, delivering true “at-bit” geosteering. This mechanically easy design additionally removes the necessity for conventional pistons and pads which can be prone to speedy put on and reliability points – an strategy which may create a smoother and extra exact wellbore with simple to handle directional management.
Enteq licensed the designs and mental property from Shell in September 2019, following profitable preliminary trials, earlier than assembling a technical staff with greater than 150 years’ mixed RSS and directional drilling design expertise. The staff has re-engineered the idea in order that the top result’s a mechanically easy, plain collar and compact design that guarantees glorious management and new ranges of reliability.
Martin Perry, CEO, commented, “The directional drilling market at the moment is dominated by Rotary Steerable System designs based mostly on comparable ideas, provided by a small group of corporations which have been largely unchallenged. Nonetheless, effectivity of directional drilling is changing into extra important as unconventional oil performs rise in prominence.”
“It’s important to manage prices, minimise downtime and maximise reliability and drilling speeds to be able to stay aggressive. We consider the SABER Software will show to be a extra correct, extra agile and more cost effective various to current RSS choices.”
Neil Hen, newly appointed venture director for Enteq, added, “After I first heard concerning the SABER idea, I used to be sceptical. It appeared too good to be true in some respects. Nonetheless, the genius of the design is that it employs zero basically new and unproven applied sciences.”
Andrew Legislation, industrial director, mentioned, “Enteq’s unbiased standing, established engineering experience and historical past as a trusted firm with dependable downhole merchandise, make it the perfect candidate to enter and disrupt the RSS house.”
Enteq expects the SABER Software to be industrial throughout 2021, and potential companions are welcome to investigate for extra data on the design and testing. The SABER Software may also profit from Enteq’s historic proficiency and reliability in downhole applied sciences for high-temperature environments.