Wallingford, CT, USA – The APS SureSteer™-RSS™475 rotary steerable system completed a successful run in Mianzhu, China in February 2021. The 4 ¾” SureSteer™-RSS™ with integrated Directional Gamma MWD system drilled a 6.5” hole in a lateral section of a sandstone reservoir, with total footage of 147m in 17 hours. The 4 ¾” SureSteer™-RSS™ demonstrated 6-7°/30m build up rate while drilling the lateral section in this formation. Eight downlink attempts were made to change steering modes; all of them successful. Since the SureSteer™-RSS™system is integrated with the MWD tool, downlinked steering modes are confirmed with RSS diagnostic information transmitted to the surface. Because the system is modular, APS’s full suite of LWD and drilling tools can be added to the RSS string and will communicate seamlessly to fit any drilling or formation evaluation need. More RSS runs are planned for Spring 2021 in China and other regions.
About APS Technology
APS Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of Measurement While Drilling (MWD); Logging While Drilling (LWD); Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS); Drilling Systems and Drilling Optimization and Vibration Management products for oil and gas drilling. APS has deep engineering expertise in the design, development and manufacture of oilfield electronic, mechanical, instrumentation, sensor and software products; shock and vibration isolation designs; stress analysis for static and rotating conditions; and mechanical and electronics analysis for harsh environments. APS's customers include all of the major integrated multinational oilfield service companies, service divisions of national oil companies, independent directional drilling companies, MWD service companies and oilfield companies engaged in non-drilling related services. APS also provides product development services and proprietary products to customers worldwide.