How is the direction of drilling controlled in conventional directional drilling?
In order to control the direction of directional drilling, service providers use a bent-housing steerable mud motor combined with downhole measurement while drilling (MWD) equipment. When the drill pipe is rotated, the wellbore is generally drilled in a straight line in a specific direction. To drill in a specific direction, the downhole motor is oriented in the desired direction and slide drilling operations are performed. ProDirectional is the leading industry expert in directional drilling services.