The discipline of wellbore positioning in the oil and gas industry was born to manage risk. As a result, it is still its primary function today. While sometimes this risk is only economical, new techniques used on both onshore and offshore wellbore design have made wellbore positioning a safety-critical activity.


For over 25 years, Scientific Drilling has led the industry in high-accuracy gyro survey services. Therefore, providing you with the ultimate drilling confidence. Since introducing the world’s first north-seeking gyroscope, we have been committed to innovative technology development to address the industry’s evolving well placement and risk mitigation challenges.

Scientific Drilling International holds a variety of leadership roles and remains active in industry organizations. For example, ISCWSA, SPE, IADC, and AADE. We are honored to play a vital role in developing and verifying the error models that have become the industry standard for developing survey uncertainty.


Our gyro survey operators undergo rigorous and comprehensive training. This training combines our certified survey experts’ extensive hands-on classroom and field training. We consistently deliver the highest quality of products and services. Moreover, through our exclusive TUF points preventative maintenance system and rigorous calibration checks.

We are proud to design and manufacture all components to the sensor level. In other words, ensuring product integrity and performance. Our suite of Wellbore positioning technologies and services includes:

Survey Systems

We are dedicated to operating with excellence. Most importantly, delivering the ultimate reliability and customer experience. Above all, making it easy to do business.

Keeper Gyro Survey Tools

The Keeper gyro survey system provides enhanced flexibility for many survey applications with a single sensor. It features high-speed options, close interval surveying in the casing, drill pipe, and tubing in real-time and memory modes. Its most notable sightline mode allows continuous survey and efficient steering even on floating platforms where a standard north-seeking gyro cannot operate.


Scientific Drilling's Gyro Measurement-While-Drilling (gyroMWD) systems redefine pad and close-proximity drilling operations. The system accomplishes this by enabling high-accuracy surveying in the presence of magnetic interference when using an MWD tool.