Last month, our team of engineers and I travelled Norway to put our novel alternative to traditional rotary steerable system (RSS) for directional drilling, the SABER Tool, through its paces in the latest in our series of field trials. This was the first field test for our second-generation design with an improved control mechanism, and we are pleased to report a qualified success.
Not only did SABER mechanically function as expected downhole, it did so through 100m of granite – a fairly unforgiving proving ground as it goes for drilling technologies. Our goal is for SABER to provide a game-changing alternative to current technology in extreme conditions and for non-traditional applications, such as geothermal drilling, so this is an important milestone.
Enteq Technologies plc (LON:NTQ) develops and supplies equipment for Measurement, Logging and Geo-steering while drilling of wells for the Geothermal, Oil and Gas markets.