Prospects for the Use of Technology of Rotary Steerable Systems for the Directional Drilling

Anton Epikhin, Vitaly Zhironkin, Michal Cehlar

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In the process of gradual reorientation of the oil industry to the production of heavy hydrocarbons, inaccessible to traditional methods of production, the need arises for the application of modern technological solutions. One of these technologies is directional drilling, which poses new challenges for drilling equipment, such as facilitating sliding-changing the angle of well bore, improving the cleaning of the wellbore, reducing the risks of differential sticking, overcoming resistance during horizontal drilling, etc. A modern technological solution is rotary steerable systems (RSS) representing a new generation of downhole systems used in directional drilling. The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of RSS technology, its modifications, gives a classification, also provides a comparative analysis of well wiring using rotary steerable systems and, the most widely used, mud motor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01022
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2020
Event5th International Innovative Mining Symposium, IIMS 2020 - Kemerovo, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Oct 202021 Oct 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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