Scientific Drilling International (SDI) announced the Black Shark Relief Well Active Ranging System’s success in an open-hole test in Fort Worth, Texas. For example, it operated on numerous runs throughout a four-day trial without interruption. In addition, non-productive time using the wireline conveys active-ranging instruments.

Meanwhile, the ranging data collected calculate real-time active-ranging results against a nearby cased wellbore. The active-ranging results matched the gyro-surveyed positions of the two wells. Above all, it demonstrates the industry-leading accuracy of the Black Shark system.

“The Black Shark’s high accuracy and the long-distance active ranging system is perfect not just for relief well-ranging applications, but also for plug and abandonment drilling projects. For instance, in the United States and internationally,” says SDI’s Chip Abrant, Senior Vice President – Operations & Sales. “Black Shark is also the perfect complement for our MagTraC MWD Ranging technology. We look forward to offering both ranging systems in a combined, blended approach. As a result, to deliver target well intersection in the most efficient and economical means possible for our customers.”

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