LONDON -- INTEQ, Hughes Christensen, and Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids have outperformed the record for a single BHA meterage on a well in the North Sea drilled by StatoilHydro.
AutoTrak, in combination with an HCC HCM607 bit and PERFFLOW drill-in fluid, drilled challenging multilateral-hole sections to a total of 17,224 ft (5,250 m) to TD. In a single BHA run, 14,121 ft (4,304 m) were drilled.
During the BHA run, one open-hole geological sidetrack and two multilaterals were drilled. The BHA used for this section record consisted of AutoTrak, OnTrak, LithoTrak, and CoPilot. The inclusion of CoPilot allowed INTEQ specialists to monitor and optimize drilling dynamics during the entire run from the Norway BEACON center.