Hydraulic Whipstock Orientation

It is important to use a highly accurate borehole gyro survey tool or MWD technology to correctly orientate the whipstock face for sidetracking

Using Navibore™ Technology our north seeking GyroTracer™ has successfully completed this task numerous times. To maximize time saving we recommend using a hydraulic anchor whipstock instead of cementing. When needing to sidetrack from the initial well path, the hydraulic anchor system is a much quicker approach with better results.

Whipstock Orientation sidetracking with hydraulic anchor vs cement plugging

Sidetracking with a whipstock is normally used for the following applications:

  • To drill a new borehole in an attempt to find a better producing zone
  • Increasing wellbore reach by drilling lateral wells
  • Bypassing an obstruction in an existing wellbore

To maximize a projects efficiency we recommend using a hydraulic anchor whipstock instead of cementing.

When needing to deviate from the initial wellbore path, the hydraulic anchor system introduces a much quicker approach that shows better results.

Its expandable profile anchor provides an extremely reliable method that can be set at any depth.

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Why a Whipstock with hydraulic anchor system?

An hydraulic anchor whipstock system can be used in both open and cased holes.

This system permits sidetracking without cementing or support for the anchor setting, thus avoiding the common issues found with cement plugging, which include plug failure and degradation.

Eliminating the uncertainty of cement quality, hydraulic anchoring is a much better alternative to traditional methods.

Pathbreaker™ Whipstock hydraulic system can be set in vertical, directional, horizontal and ERD Wells. 

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PathBreaker™ Hydraulic Whipstock

The most advanced whipstock technology in sidetrack drilling performance. Equipped with a hydraulic anchor system, it is able to sidetrack without cementing and can be applied in cased and open hole.