"REPORTER of the Association of Drilling Contractors" N 3, 2010

GYROSCOPIC ORIENTATION DEVICE KURS – TOOL FOR GYROSCOPIC ORIENTATION OF WHIPSTOCK  WHILE DRILLING

Valery Z. Skoblo – deputy general director of CJSC “NT-KURS”, Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, skoblo@ntkurs.ru
Alelxander Yu. Ropyanoy – general director of CJSC “NT-KURS”, Ropyanoy@ntkurs.ru
Alexey I. Lukht – lead specialist of CJSC “NT-KURS”, luht@ntkurs.ru


Key words: directional drilling, whipstock orientation, gyroscope, measurement.

The author describes on a gyroscopic orientation device designed by CJSC “NT-KURS” for whipstock orientation while drilling directional wells. The device is also able to measure the whipstock orientation angle. The device is vibration resistant as uses a miniaturized  iMEMS-sensor. The paper provides an analysis of the principles of operation of the gyroscopic whipstock orientation device and its performance.


 

 

 

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