SDI completes 500th MagTraC MWD Ranging project

Posted on 28 July 2014

Scientific Drilling International (SDI) has completed the 500th MagTraC MWD Ranging project. MagTraC was introduced in 1998 to target challenging applications where uncertainty and risk play a major factor in well construction. The system uses raw MWD data to calculate the relative position between wellbores.

The 500th project required SDI to drill two boreholes with only 3 m of spacing in Saskatchewan, Canada, with the intent of running electrical cables from surface to existing underground mine shafts. Using SDI’s high-accuracy MWD, and Keeper Wireline gyro, as well as strategically ranging on the second well at five different intervals, ensured that the strict anti-collision requirements were met.

“The completion of our 500th project is a significant milestone for the enterprise, and our Canadian team and client were proud to be part of the momentous occasion for the organization”, said Chris Chia, Director of Technical Services for SDI.

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