The OrientXpress, designed by 2TD Drilling, rotary steerable drilling technology enables customers to drill higher quality wells while lowering the cost of directional drilling operations. Our technology optimizes hole quality and wellbore placement, maximizes reservoir contact, and achieves faster penetration rates. Using orient-the-bit technology, the OrientXpress system is an electro-mechanical rotary steerable drilling system with no hydraulics involved in the steering actuation. The innovative orient-the-bit design can continuously change the orientation of the drill bit as required and is aimed at combining lower operational costs with improved maneuverability down-hole, improved borehole quality and reduced non-productive time.
The robust system eliminates extra time consumed by sliding, reduces friction and increases ROP in hostile drilling conditions. The shorter tool design is capable of high build rates up to 15°/100 ft with continuous drillstring rotation, delivering greater lateral lengths in the reservoir. In addition, power is supplied by a mud turbine generator that eliminates the need for batteries, allowing for longer runs and improved logistics. Near bit direction & inclination sensors deliver real-time continuous inclination measurements and the ability for closed-loop control. The rotary steerable system can work in temperatures up to 175°C and pressure up to 20,000 psi environments.