Because fracture gradient changes with rock type, some formations are more sensitive to induced fractures than others. Depending upon depth, the fractures created will either be horizontal or vertical. If the depth is 2500 feet or less, horizontal fractures are usually produced. Because horizontal fractures require lifting the entire overburden, they are limited to shallow depths. At depths over 3500 feet, fractures are usually vertical. Because vertical fractures occur without lifting the overburden, they can be created at much lower pressure. The propagation pressure is generally much less than the pressure that would be required to initiate the fracture. Consequently, fracture losses, once initiated, are difficult to control.

Wellbore instability, particularly in shale formations, is a major challenge in drilling operations. Many factors such as rock properties, in-situ stresses, chemical interactions between shale and drilling fluids, and thermal effects must be taken into consideration in well trajectory designs and drilling fluid formulations to mitigate wellbore instability-related problems.

The Steerable Drilling Liner service combines a rotary steerable system with a liner to help overcome the challenges: drilling in zones with lower pressure and unstable shale/coal layers, and with formations of varying flow and pressure regimes. Running the liner while drilling keeps the wellbore stable and eliminates the need to pull the drillstring to run casing. This is how it reduces your risks and NPT, saving the costs associated with contingency plans. Because the liner is isolated from the reamer shoe, you can rotate the liner at much lower RPMs than the pilot and reamer bits. This design lessens the load on the liner, improving its fatigue life.

The Steerable Drilling Liner steerable drilling liner service helps you to mitigate the risk of hole collapse and formation damage by reducing openhole exposure, Reduce NPT by eliminating extra trips and ensuring that the liner is installed at TD from the first run

Enhance wellbore integrity by drilling with the liner, leading to the plastering effect, which reduces fluid loss and cuttings volume, Lower health, safety, and environmental (HSE) risks by reducing pipe handling and rigsite footprint size

Steerable Drilling Liner service developed and qualified using a rigorous processes including extensive onshore testing at the service provider Experimental Test Area (BETA) facility before being successfully deployed offshore. Rely on Steerable Drilling Liner service performance in extreme environments; the cost-effective Steerable Drilling Liner service promotes wellbore stability and performs reliably in the challenging downhole environments. This Paper will reveal the technology overview, updates, case histories and field limitations

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