Horizontal drilling is a form of directional drilling. In order to tap the natural gas, typically a drill is sent down vertically a distance up to a mile or so underground and then turned at a ninety degree angle horizontally into the shale. By using horizontal drilling the drill bit can penetrates a much greater number of pockets of natural gas than it ever could with vertical drilling. On the average horizontal wells produce three to five times the amount of natural gas from vertical ones.

The shale tends to be located between approximately five and eight thousand feet below ground although it can be at even greater depth.

 HORIZONTAL DRILLING IS HELPING TO PROTECT THE LAND AND REFINES THE DAMAGE TO ONLY 30 ACRES PER 1280 ACRES

 

 

 

NEW TECHNOLOGY PREVENTS  DAMAGE TO HOMES FROM THE DRILLING PROCESS 

THERE IS NO NEED TO DRILL ON EVERY PROPERTY ANYMORE

 

 ROTARY STEERABLE DRILLING SYSTEM

A rotary steerable system is a new form of drilling technology used in directional drilling. It employs the use of specialized downhole equipment to replace conventional directional tools such as mud motors.They are generally programmed by the MWD engineer or directional driller who transmits commands using surface equipment (typically using either pressure fluctuations in the mud column or variations in the drill string rotation) which the tool understands and gradually steers into the desired direction. In other words, a tool designed to drill directionally with continuous rotation from the surface, eliminating the need to slide a steerable motor.

The advantages of this technology are many for both main groups of users: geoscientists & drillers. Continuous rotation of the drill string allows for improved transportation of drilled cuttings to the surface resulting in better hydraulic performance, better weight transfer for the same reason allows a more complex bore to be drilled, and reduced well bore tortuosity due to utilizing a more steady steering model. The well geometry therefore is less aggressive and the wellbore (wall of the well) is smoother than those drilled with motor. This last benefit concerns to geoscientists because the measurements taken of the properties of the formation can be obtained with a higher quality.

 
  

 

 

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