Video: Enrico Biscaro of Baker Hughes talks about AutoTrak

Arabianoilandgas.com spoke to Enrico Biscaro, product manager - Advanced Drilling Systems at the Drilling Services unit of Baker Hughes at the SPE-ATCE event held in Dubai in September, 2016.

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The Baker Hughes AutoTrak X-treme rotary steerable system integrates a precontoured, high-power X-treme mud motor into the AutoTrak rotary steerable BHA for additional power and RPM at the bit. The tool drills faster than any conventional rotary steerable system with the full steering precision and hole quality of traditional AutoTrak systems.

Adding a mud motor minimises harmful string dynamics and BHA or casing wear while increasing energy at the bit, which enables the AutoTrak X-treme system to drill farther and faster than conventional RSS.

Unlike other rotary steerables, the AutoTrak X-treme system has a hard-wired motor that enables full bi-directional data communication between MWD/LWD, the steering unit, and other BHA sensors. This is critical for effective reservoir navigation.

Integrated with the Baker Hughes CoPilot drilling optimiation service, the technology manages weight transfer, hole cleaning, and drilling dynamics. This integration extends horizontal sections for several thousand feet beyond previous limits set by top-drive technology, hole geometry and drilling dynamics.

Now, the 4 3/4-in. AutoTrak X-treme system can be integrated with Baker Hughes' ZoneTrak G near-bit gamma service to reduce drilling risk when looking for specific geological targets. With this configuration, the ZoneTrak G sensors are a few feet from the bit for earlier identification of the zones of interest. 

Arabianoilandgas.com spoke to Enrico Biscaro, product manager - Advanced Drilling Systems at the Drilling Services unit of Baker Hughes at the SPE-ATCE event held in Dubai in September, 2016, about this technology. Watch the full video: 

 

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