Posted onOctober 5, 2017

Houston, Texas



Coined by Rubicon Oilfield International, the concept of RotationABILITYTM combines state-of-the-art downhole technologies with advanced applications engineering analysis, two Rubicon core competencies.


RotationABILITYTM empowers the Well Engineer to maximize the reservoir exposition while reducing the overall well construction costs.

  1. Deliver high quality, smooth, borehole through the reservoir while managing challenges associated with horizontal sections / extended reach profiles – the new norm.
  2. Increase the deployment capabilities (longer horizontal sections) and ensure completions deployment to Target Depth.
  3. Enhanced zonal isolation, main driver for productivity optimization and long-term wellbore integrity
  4. Maximized operational efficiencies, minimizing risks and mitigate unplanned operational challenges, reducing flat time and hidden NPT to deliver within AFE objectives.

As the industry trend moves the needle to ever more challenging wells in terms of MD and lateral departure, we need to introduce methods to better manage operational risk, improve well construction reliability and drive down both CAPEX and OPEX through the well life cycle.

In this series of posts, you will learn the theory and practice of RotationABILITY technologies, supported by documented case studies that quantify the monetary value of achieved improvements.  You will meet our Subject Matter Experts and have the opportunity to send them your specific inquiries, request additional information, or schedule a meeting via our new RotationABILITY Group on LinkedIn.

Listed below are just some of the conversations we will be driving via the group:

RotationABILITY for Tubular / Completion Deployment Applications

Discussing classic challenges associated with drag and torque limitations being exceeded.  Premium connections and or Top Drive torque capability not enough to allow full string rotation.  Completion accessories such as swell packers and some screens means no rotation is desirable.  What if we can selectively rotate?

RotationABILITY for Drilling Applications

Discussing some of the challenges associated with drilling such as hole cleaning, need for high speed rotation of the DP, expensive BHA DBR costs, challenges associated with back-reaming, ineffective jar placement (or no jars run).  What if we can selectively rotate?

RotationABILITY for Fishing & Well Services Applications

Discuss challenges associated with running and setting whipstocks out in horizontal often with long tangent sections.  Running, Orientating, Setting, shearing off, what if we can rotate?  Making fishing jars effective in horizontal / ERD enhancing recovery.  Workover operations, deploying straddle systems, bridge plugs, perforating strings, casing clads to shut off perfs.  Drag impacts all these operations, what if we can selectively rotate?

RotationABILITY for Mud Displacement, Cement Placement, and Long-Term Wellbore Integrity

Present the case on the importance of good cement placement behind pipes.  Importance of good zonal isolation throughout pay zone but also higher up the well bore.  Isolation of varying pressure regimes or water / gas.  Surface corrosion issues and challenges associated with well abandonment when good zonal isolation is not achieved. Rotation as a means to significantly improve cement placement, in single or multi-stage cementing operations. What if we can selectively rotate?

Complementary Technologies and Case Studies

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Centralizers, the role they play in reducing drag and torque and their impact on optimized centralization program.  NaviSHOE and how we manage the risks associated with obstructions in front of the casing shoe when the entire string can’t be rotated.  Importance of good quality borehole.  How drilling operations should not only focus on drilling faster, but also drilling better and prepare for successful installation?

To be a part of this important conversation, please join our new RotationABILITY Group on LinkedIn.