Baker Hughes INTEQ wins ICoTA 2009 Intervention Technology Award

Baker Hughes INTEQ has won The Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) 2009 Intervention Technology Award.

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HOUSTON -- Baker Hughes INTEQ has won The Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) 2009 Intervention Technology Award.

The award recognized INTEQ’s rib-steered motor (RSM) for coil tubing directional drilling. The award recognizes outstanding technical innovation or application of technology for well intervention, which reduces risk, increases production, improves safety or minimizes environmental impact.

INTEQ’s RSM is the culmination of years of laboratory R&D and thousands of hours of drilling experience and represents the next-generation in coiled tubing and re-entry drilling technology, the company says.

It combines the borehole construction capabilities of closed-loop rib-steering technology with the drilling performance of INTEQ’s X-treme pre-contoured motors.

The RSM allows for smooth, straight trajectories, eliminating the need for the undulating wellpaths typically associated with coiled tubing drilling. The resulting quality wellbores reduce drillstring drag and allow for optimal extended reach capabilities and 3D steering, the company says.

ICoTA named Baker Atlas as a finalist for the 2009 Intervention Technology Award. The Baker Atlas Deployment Risk Management system and perforating flywheel assemblies were recognized for significantly improving wireline deployment in deviated wellbores.

06/02/2009

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