Scandoil  

Baker Hughes introduces GaugePro Echo on-command digital reamer


Published May 7, 2015
Baker Hughes Incorporated

Baker Hughes announced the commercial release of its GaugePro™ Echo on-command digital reamer, the industry’s first bi-directional digital reaming tool. The new reamer provides the reliability, flexibility and operational insight needed to maintain wellbore stability while drilling through challenging formations or constructing lean-profile wells in deep water and other high-cost applications. It also minimizes the rathole, extra hole at the bottom part of the wellbore that is drilled with the bit only, and decreases the additional reaming trips typically required for this section.

The GaugePro Echo reamer is the only intelligent reamer on the market that can digitally confirm activation and deactivation, and it can be activated and deactivated as many times as necessary. Activation and deactivation normally require only eight minutes for each cycle. The reamer also can send back information on its oil pressure, oil temperature and vibration in real time for diagnostics and drilling optimization.

The GaugePro reamer can be placed anywhere within the bottomhole assembly (BHA), including very near the bit. It can drill and ream in one run, which reduces pipe handling and rig floor time, along with associated health, safety and environmental risks. Triple-redundancy failsafe measures help to ensure that the reamer always trips out of hole, minimizing the risk of costly delays.

As many as three independent GaugePro Echo reamers can be placed in one BHA, which is especially valuable for rathole reaming. When the reamer is placed near the bit, the traditional second rathole reaming run is no longer necessary, wellbore conditions are improved and running casing is significantly faster. The wellbore can be completed during the first run by drilling and reaming all the way to the last 15 ft (4.6 m) of total depth.

Tags: Baker Hughes Incorporated, OTC 2015




Advertisment:

Add a Comment to this Article

Please be civil. Job and promotion will not be added into the comment page.

(Use Markdown for formatting.)

This question helps prevent spam:

+ Larger Font | + Smaller Font
Top Stories

 

 

 

 


 


RSS

RSS
Newsletter
Newsletter
Mobile News
Mobile news

Computer
Our news on
your website


Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter

Contact
Contact
Tips
Do you have any
tips to us
Stats

 

sitemap xml