Gyrodata Introduces New All Inclination GWD90™ Gyro-While-Drilling tool

Fri Jun 7, 2013 3:50pm EDT

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Gyrodata Introduces New All Inclination GWD90™ Gyro-While-Drilling tool

Gyrodata is proud to introduce the commercial availability of its new Gyro-Guide GWD90™ system. Introduced at the 2013 SPE/IADC conference in Amsterdam earlier this year, the system is the company’s latest addition to its highly acclaimed Gyro-Guide Gyro-While-Drilling suite of tools. Capable of surveying up to and beyond 90 degrees of inclination, GWD90™ represents a major step forward in accurate and reliable wellbore placement and drilling safety.

The MXY Gyroscopic Sensor - World's first gyroscopic sensor developed specifically for the Oil & Gas ...

The MXY Gyroscopic Sensor - World's first gyroscopic sensor developed specifically for the Oil & Gas industry. (Photo: Business Wire)

The system, which is either collar or probe based, allows for real-time surveys at all inclinations from vertical while drilling. The GWD90™ system incorporates the new MXY rate-gyroscopic sensor, designed and developed in-house at Gyrodata’s sensor facility in California, USA. The MXY is the first sensor designed and optimized specifically to meet the rigorous challenges of the oil field environment, and it is this new gyroscope that allows the GWD90™ to provide such durable, reliable and highly accurate survey readings whilst incorporated in the drilling BHA, including many RSS applications.

When the GWD90™ gyroscopic sensor is combined with an independent magnetic measurement sensor, the client receives accurate and reliable wellbore placement survey data with a second check providing data redundancy; thus detecting gross errors and enhancing drilling and environmental safety. In addition, through a new communications link, the system can now be instructed to run a memory multishot while tripping out of the hole all the way back to surface, providing verification of both the MWD and GWD performance and confirmation of the wellbore location prior to setting casing.

“Commercial runs made by the GWD90™ have so far exceeded our most optimistic expectations. Utilizing this new technology, operators are assured of having the most accurate survey results available to them in real time at any inclination,” said Keith Beattie, Global Product Champion, Gyro-Guide GWD. “The GWD90™ is a viable solution for faster, safer and more accurate real-time well bore placement, with all the advantages of gross error detection when run in conjunction with magnetic MWD sensors.”

With more than 500 completed runs worldwide, Gyrodata has shown the tool to be more than ready for use by the industry. With a success rate of over 99.5%, GWD90™ performed admirably under the harshest of conditions, providing the client with the accurate and reliable gyroscopic positioning information required and enabling them to put their well in the ‘RIGHT PLACE FIRST TIME’.

Gyrodata has headquarters in Houston, Texas and engineering and manufacturing facilities in Houston, Texas and Westlake, California in the United States; and in Aberdeen, Barrow-in-Furness, and Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The company develops and deploys premium wellbore surveying and guidance systems and directional drilling services, including our rotary steerable drilling service - with a central focus on providing safe drilling operations and increased recovery of oil and gas reserves through highly accurate wellbore placement.

Gyrodata Inc.
Michiel Oosterling, +1-281-213-6300 or +1-281-844-7745

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