December 2020, West Siberia, Russia –  NewTech Services and Gazprom Neft have successfully completed another field run of a new 4 3/4" push-the-bit Rotary Steerable System (RSS), the Neutrino™ Ultra High-Speed MWD tool, and the MFWPR® Resistivity LWD tool in the Yuzhno-Priobskoe Field. The primary objective of the field trial was the qualification of the RSS pilot series design for commercial launch.

A new proprietary rotary steerable system was designed by Wolverine Oilfield Technologies, a subsidiary of NewTech Services Holding Limited, and was successfully field-tested in the USA. Pre-commercial field tests in December 2020 in Russia confirmed the new RSS to be simple, robust, and cost-effective. The Rotary Steerable Tool completed another successful field test by drilling the 2592 ft horizontal section.

Cooperation between NewTech Services and Gazpromneft-Khantos Engineering Teams allowed for further successful field tests in Russia. Gazpromneft-Khantos Team provided a candidate well and supported the RSS testing in the field.

The RSS was used to drill a horizontal section with a hold of 86˚- 91.5˚ degrees. The system was able to receive downlinks without failure and no need to stop drilling to change the steering vector. An average ROP of 52.5 ft/h and a maximum ROP of 75.5 ft/h were achieved while drilling.

The Neutrino™ MWD and Pressure During Drilling (PDD) sensors were successfully run in conjunction with the RSS in the trial job. The Neutrino™ MWD confirmed the RSS Near Bit Inclination measurements and provided 2 bit/sec high density, quality LWD data without any loss of signal. The RSS dynamic Near Bit Inclination measurements ensured the accurate geosteering and well placement.

The commercialization of a new 4 3/4" rotary steerable system during 2021 will permit operators to achieve the ultimate goal of complex well trajectories and well placement at optimized cost.

About Wolverine Oilfield Technologies

Wolverine Oilfield Technologies is a subsidiary of NewTech Services Holding Limited specializing in LWD/MWD/RSS technology products. Research, development & manufacturing of its own technology products is the basis of the company’s competitive advantage.

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