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HI TOOL® Harmonic Isolation Tool vibrational shock reduction in a lateral well with Rotary Steerable System
Customer challenges
  • An operator sought a solution to reduce BHA damages in West Texas
  • An operator requested the 800 series HI TOOL® Harmonic Isolation Tool to mitigate the harmful vibration harmonics observed when drilling a lateral 8.5’’ section. The goal was to protect the MWD tool while also increasing the overall efficiency of the drilling operation
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Expro Excellence
  • The HI TOOL® was positioned above the HEL MWD tool. This would decouple the drill-string and upper BHA from the important directional tools in the lower BHA. By protecting the lower BHA the RSS would track truer; the bit would stay directly engaged to the formation enabling a more efficient drill

Value to client
  • The use of the HI TOOL® in the 8.5’’ section successfully protected the HEL MWD tool from vibrational harmonics. Mitigating these vibrations also allowed for an decrease in weight on bit (WOB) while drilling but maintaining a higher ROP compared to an offset well
  • Reduction of axial and lateral vibrations
  • Increase in ROP with less WOB applied
  • Smooth drilling throughout section with no NPT
Contact

HI TOOL® Harmonic Isolation Tool vibrational shock reduction in a lateral well with Rotary Steerable System

In Brief
HI TOOL® Harmonic Isolation Tool mitigates harmful vibration harmonics observed when drilling
Product Line
  • Drilling Technologies
  • Well Construction
Region
North and Latin America
Customer challenges
  • An operator sought a solution to reduce BHA damages in West Texas
  • An operator requested the 800 series HI TOOL® Harmonic Isolation Tool to mitigate the harmful vibration harmonics observed when drilling a lateral 8.5’’ section. The goal was to protect the MWD tool while also increasing the overall efficiency of the drilling operation
  •  
Expro Excellence
  • The HI TOOL® was positioned above the HEL MWD tool. This would decouple the drill-string and upper BHA from the important directional tools in the lower BHA. By protecting the lower BHA the RSS would track truer; the bit would stay directly engaged to the formation enabling a more efficient drill

Value to client
  • The use of the HI TOOL® in the 8.5’’ section successfully protected the HEL MWD tool from vibrational harmonics. Mitigating these vibrations also allowed for an decrease in weight on bit (WOB) while drilling but maintaining a higher ROP compared to an offset well
  • Reduction of axial and lateral vibrations
  • Increase in ROP with less WOB applied
  • Smooth drilling throughout section with no NPT
Contact

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