Gyrodata has a long history of innovation in oil field technology. The idea of developing and refining revolutionary new survey and drilling tools has driven us forward ever since the company was founded, and with considerable success. Along the way we’ve worked on and introduced some now industry-wide accepted standards and systems, such as the idea of ‘Ellipses of Uncertainty’, and tools like our realtime Gyro-While-Drilling and Rotary Steerable Systems (we also introduced the term ‘Point-the-Bit’ along the way). Scroll down to see our achievements over the years, and believe us, we’re not even close to being done innovating yet!
- Founding of Gyrodata
Gyrodata Inc. was founded in 1980 after recognizing the then current crop of survey technology was unable to adequately show positional uncertainty of a wellbore.
- Gyroscopic Survey
First commercial gyroscopic survey run
Gyrodata introduces the Gyrodata Electronic Magnetic Surveyor (GEMS) tool.
- Gyro Steering
Gyroscopic Steering tool introduced.
- Slimhole Gyros
The slimhole gyro system (1 3/4") is introduced.
- RGS DP
Drop gyroscopic systems (RGS DP) introduced.
Gyrodata introduces the Advanced Logging Combination tools (ALC).
Launch of the Well-Guide RSS 10" tool.
Introduction of the Gyro-Guide GWD system.
- Monitor SWD
Introduction of the Monitor SWD system.
Well-Guide RSS 10" first run in the United States.
- 7" RSS
The Well-Guide RSS 7" tool is introduced.
- GWD EM
Gyro-Guide GWD gains onboard EM telemetry.
Gyrodata starts in house manufacturing of specially designed gyroscopes.
The Continuous All-Attitude Tool (CAAT) is introduced.
- MXY Gyro
The MXY gyroscope is introduced. This gyroscope is the first fully in house manufactured gyroscope specifically designed for the Oil & Gas industry.
- GyroDrill Motors
Introduction of our in house designed and produced GyroDrill Mud Motors.
Gyro-Guide GWD40 is introduced, bringing along survey capability of up to 40 degrees of inclination.
Hot on the heels of the Gyro-Guide GWD40, Gyrodata introduces the Gyro-Guide GWD70, which raises the inclination limit to 70 degrees.
- New Corporate HQ
Construction started in 2010, and in 2011, we moved into our new global corporate HQ in Houston, TX. Our new facilities provided us with about 10 times the space, which is filling up fast!
The Gyro-Guide GWD90 is introduced, allowing for all-attitude GWD surveys.
- Smart Well-Guide
Gyrodata introduces the Smart Well-Guide 4¾" RSS tool.
Staying ahead of the game is vital in this industry. Something that is well understood by our company.
Above is an overview of how Gyrodata has continuously managed to innovate over the years.