what is directional drilling motors
Directional drilling motors, also known as downhole motors, are a type of mud motor used in the oil and gas industry to steer and guide the drilling direction of a borehole. They convert the hydraulic energy of drilling fluid (mud) into mechanical energy to turn the drill bit and change the direction of the borehole. Some of the leading manufacturers of directional drilling motors include:
- Baker Hughes
- National Oilwell Varco (NOV)
These companies offer a variety of directional drilling motors for different drilling applications and well conditions, including rotary steerable systems, bent sub assemblies, and positive displacement motors.
directional drilling explained
Directional drilling is a technique used in the oil and gas industry to drill wells at a specific angle or direction, rather than vertically. This is done to reach a target reservoir located at a distance from the surface or to drill multiple wells from a single surface location.
In directional drilling, a downhole drilling motor, also known as a mud motor, is used to steer and guide the drill bit in the desired direction. The motor is powered by drilling fluid (mud), which is pumped down the drill string and through the motor, causing it to rotate and turn the drill bit. The angle of the borehole can be changed by adjusting the orientation of the motor, allowing the drill bit to follow a predetermined path to reach the target reservoir.
Directional drilling can increase the efficiency of drilling operations by reducing the number of surface locations needed, minimize the impact on the surface environment, and improve access to hard-to-reach resources.