APS Technology, Inc. today announced the successful deployment of the SureSteer™-RSS™ 475 Rotary Steerable System with the SureLog WPR™ Wave Propagation Resistivity, SureShot™ Gamma Sensor, and SureShot™ Digital Directional Sensor in Western Siberia by IDS Navigator service company. The RSS™ bottomhole assembly was selected to complete a 155.6mm lateral well section when a steerable motor assembly lost its steerability 800m into the section. A final 213m was successfully steered and drilled in 8.6 hours, averaging 24 m/hr. This section to well total depth at 4110m was precisely geosteered with the SureLog WPR™ Wave Propagation Resistivity, SureShot™ Gamma Sensor, SureShot™ Digital Directional Sensor, and near-bit inclination measurements, varying and controlling the inclination between 90.8° and 87.5° within the target payzone. IDS Navigator operators experienced confident and predictable RSS tool performance, including the ability to downlink steering instructions while drilling.
APS Technology, Inc. builds MWD/LWD and drilling systems for the independent directional drilling market. With over 700 WPR™ tools and a growing fleet of RSS™ tools in service worldwide, APS gives our customers the opportunity to compete for LWD and rotary steerable work previously handled almost exclusively by the major service companies. The SureSteer™-RSS™ system is integrated with the SureLog™ WPR™ LWD system into a package that provides real-time and memory LWD and directional data with transmitted feedback on RSS™ health and operational modes.