Weatherford introduces latest rotary steerable system

Weatherford International plc has made the commercial release of the Magnus rotary steerable system.

Magnus rotary steerable system
Magnus rotary steerable system

Offshore staff

BAAR, Switzerland – Weatherford International plc has made the commercial release of the Magnus rotary steerable system.

This is said to combine reliable, high-performance drilling with precise directional control. The push-the-bit tool is designed for deployment in nearly any drilling scenario, including high doglegs.

Key features of the Magnus system include fully independent pad control, a fully rotating bias unit with minimal bottomhole assembly (BHA) stabilization, real-time BHA diagnostics and autopilot functionality. The system comprises several modular components to facilitate quick and easy maintenance, even in remote locations, the company said.

“The Magnus system represents a major shift in the way that Weatherford approaches directional drilling, and has great potential to disrupt the status-quorotary steerable market,” said Etienne Roux, Global Segment President, Drilling and Evaluation at Weatherford. “We are excited to provide our customers with a reliable and cost-effective option for efficiently drilling high-quality wellbores.”

04/26/2018

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