Directional Drilling

Directional drilling is the science of deviating a wellbore along a planned path to a target located a given lateral distance and direction from vertical. This includes drilling as vertically as possible from a given TVD.

PDKC offers expert directional drillers and proven technologies to provide the trajectory control needed to drill the well correctly, the high-quality hole required to successfully run and cement casing, and the precise well placement to optimize production and maximize recovery. PDKC’s LWD and MWD services deliver high-quality data to enable time-critical decisions for accurate drilling of extended-reach, horizontal, vertical, and complex directional wells and side-tracks.

I.Drilling Mud Motors

Positive displacement motors to meet the challenges of any hole size or drilling operation.

II.Hydra Pulse Slide Drilling Performance System

Optimize slide drilling performance in high-angle and horizontal applications by improving weight transfer to the bit.

III.Slider Drilling System

Fully automated torque control for drilling efficiency while sliding

IV.Path Finder Directional Drilling Services

Directional drilling services for high-volume and unconventional environments.

V.Drilling Survey Services

Certainty in wellbore position for precise well placement and well avoidance.


LWD services acquire high-quality data for formation evaluation. MWD services deliver the real-time data at transmission rates quadruple the industry standard. Increase ROP, improve wellbore stability and hole quality, and optimize well placement for maximum production-faster.

I.Reservoir Mapping While Drilling

Reveal multiple formation boundary layers and fluid contacts to optimize well landing and increase reservoir exposure.

II.Petrophysics While Drilling

Evaluate lithology, porosity, saturation, and permeability properties while drilling to facilitate timely, informed decisions.

III.Geology While Drilling

Optimize slide drilling performance in high-angle and horizontal applications by improving weight transfer to the bit.

IV.Geomechanics While Drilling

Benefit from robust compressional and shear slownesses and Stoneley wave data delivered by the Sonic Scope multipole sonic-while-drilling service combination of high-quality monopole and quadrupole measurements-regardless of mud slowness.

V.Geophysics While Drilling

Employ look-ahead technology with seismic VISION seismic-while-drilling service to deliver time-depth-velocity information in real time without disrupting drilling operations.

VI.Reservoir Engineering While Drilling

Measure formation pressure while drilling to accurately model the dynamic reservoir pressure and target productive zones.

VII. Well Placement

LWD data to improve well positioning, increase ROP, maximize reservoir exposure and enhance production.

VIII. Measurements While Drilling

Acquire formation evaluation and drilling optimization data during drilling operations to guide well placement and to provide data for survey management and development planning.