Pacesetter handles directional drilling with Pin Down PowerDrive rotary steerable system

Ensign Energy Services Inc. successfully drilled Canada’s longest land-based well, to-date, with a measured depth of 7,770 meters, or 25,500 feet.

Shell Canada, Ensign Energy Services and Pacesetter Drill Canada's Longest Well: a 25,000-Foot Duvernay in 14 Days

Image: courtesy of Pacessetter

The well was drilled, in partnership with Shell Canada, in Fox Creek, Alberta, by an Ensign ADR 1500S super spec rig. Despite the well’s record depth, the time from spud to rig-release was less than fourteen days.

Shell Canada, Ensign Energy Services and Pacesetter Drill Canada's Longest Well: a 25,000-Foot Duvernay in 14 Days

Source: Ensign

This well marks the first well drilled by this rig after the deployment of Ensign’s Edge Controls, a drilling performance technology system that optimizes rate of penetration, reduces downhole vibration and improves the smoothness of the curve.

In a separate announcement, Calgary-based Pacesetter said its Pacesetter’s Pin Down PowerDrive Rotary Steerable System was used in drilling the well. “This Duvernay well consisted of two RSS runs in the Build and Lateral. The longest RSS run was 3,765m setting a new record for both Shell Canada and Pacesetter,” the company said.

Image courtesy of Pacesetter

 

 


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