Shale Express Shale Express

Customizable Conventional BHA

Scout Drilling Technologies offers our clients the most innovative directional services in the industry. This is made possible by having access to manufacturing and technology companies that have spent years developing leading-edge solutions for the directional drilling industry. This gives us an edge on delivering wells to our customers that meet the many challenges encountered in today's drilling market.

As the industry continues to evolve, the demand for long-reach laterals is on the rise, and so is the need to rotate the drill string at higher speeds to assist in hole cleaning, higher rates of penetration, and hole quality. While much of this has been achieved with Rotary Steerable Systems, costs and reliability are real concerns.  

Introducing Shale Express

Scout Drilling Technologies introduces the Shale Express, a conventional customizable BHA that delivers wellbore efficiency while lowering well delivery costs and mitigating potential drilling dysfunctions throughout the entire BHA.

The Shale Express consists of a double stabilized motor, A Vibe Scout® friction reduction tool, and optionally a Steady Scout® stick-slip mitigation tool, all of which are embedded in the drilling dynamics sensors.

Our double stabilized motors are designed mechanically stronger than average motors, enabling them to handle higher torque and increased WOB.  They incorporate a second stabilizer to add another touchpoint to the wellbore to assist with steering in conventional drilling.

Double Stabilized Motors

One of our latest developments in double stabilized motors used in the Shale Express is CAMScout® which features an internal tilted mandrel and a low degree external bend that delivers high dogleg capabilities while slide drilling and high surface RPM while rotary drilling.

Friction Reduction Tool

Our Vibe Scout® friction reduction tool provides axial oscillation to maximize friction reduction throughout the entire wellbore.  The Vibe Scout provides consistent and reliable performance through optimized pressure drop and is compatible with all MWD systems.

Stick-Slip Mitigation

The Steady Scout stick-slip mitigation tool improves drilling performance and extends bit life by reducing the peak RPMs experienced during stick-slip.  The Steady Scout reacts to changes in the internal drill string pressure to maintain a consistent weight and pressure, increasing time with bit-on-bottom for a consistent depth of cut, leading to a smoother wellbore.

Downhole Sensor Technology

Each component of the Shale Express is embedded with CuBIC® sensors measuring drilling dynamics at different points along the BHA.  The placement of the sensors allows us to better understand downhole BHA dysfunctions.  Combining the CuBIC data and the data from the MWD system, we are also able to optimize drilling parameters for high-speed efficient drilling.  The merging of surface and downhole data can lead to the generation of precise roadmaps to allow the operator a full understanding of the drilling dynamics being experienced downhole.

Shale Express Delivers

The Shale Express delivered by Scout Drilling Technologies, provides a conventional customizable BHA that delivers wellbore efficiency, while lowering well delivery cost, and mitigates potential drilling dysfunctions throughout the entire BHA.

Operators can expect an intelligent approach to reaching the technical limits through the use of Shale Express executed by Scout Drilling Technologies.

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