Kinetic Upstream Technologies has achieved a significant development milestone with its automated steering technology development. The team completed the manufacture, assembly and initial tests of its “Momentum” RSS component, with great results. Independent control of toolface and dogleg actuation was proven using our unique, simple, and low-cost, patented design. The technology was tested on a custom test beam, which proves the viability, deflection and load capabilities of the electro-mechanical actuation mechanisms.
The ability to variably control magnitude of dogleg, and achieve high doglegs, while independently controlling toolface, using simple, low-cost mechanisms, sets Kinetic apart from other rotary steering tools on the market.