Weatherford International has announced the commercial release of the Magnus rotary steerable system, which combines reliable, high-performance drilling with precise directional control.
The push-the-bit tool is designed for deployment in nearly any drilling scenario, including high doglegs.
Key features of the Magnus system include fully independent pad control, a fully rotating bias unit with minimal bottomhole-assembly (BHA) stabilization, real-time BHA diagnostics and autopilot functionality. The system comprises several modular components to facilitate quick and easy maintenance, even in remote locations.
«The Magnus system represents a major shift in the way that Weatherford approaches directional drilling, and has great potential to disrupt the status-quo rotary steerable market,» said Etienne Roux, global segment president of drilling and evaluation at Weatherford. «We are excited to provide our customers with a reliable and cost-effective option for efficiently drilling high-quality wellbores.»