Stay on Target and in Zone with Aim MWD Services

The most crucial tasks during drilling are keeping within lease lines and hitting the target zone, and this involves utilizing directional and logging sensors to ensure the drill string is at the proper depth, angle, and formation. Operators rely on precise, proven technology in order to eliminate costly mistakes, or trips out of the hole.

Aim Directional Services’ Measurement While Drilling (MWD) technology allows operators to stay on-target and land in-zone without worry. Using industry‐proven, robust, highly accurate sensors, Aim supplies directional and gamma-ray logging for any application. The resulting information is sent up in real‐time, through efficient and reliable mud pulse and electromagnetic (EM) telemetry options to fit any drilling need. Obtain necessary data on the fly, and without costly maintenance trips, with Aim Directional Services’ MWD.

Accuracy and reliability continue to serve as the foundation for all of Aim’s tools and services. Our maintenance program adjusts the hours and replacement parts on our repair and maintenance process in response to the environment, such as down-hole time-at-temperature readings, as well as vibration levels. These adjustments based on a combination of conditions ranging from axial and lateral vibration, stick slip and temperature, and more, substantially decrease the risk of NPT.

  • Proven technology with Tensor based design
  • EM will operate in any drilling fluid (mud, oil, air, foam, etc)
  • Extreme reliability even in high LCM situations
  • Fully retrievable via wireline
  • Low or no survey wait time with EM
  • Tolteq manufactured equipment provides a rugged and reliable tool string
  • Patented lower poppet housing allows mud pulse technology to work even in formations where high LCM is needed
  • Ultra‐low noise receiver allows for deeper drilling with EM applications
  • Accurate gamma logging combined with real‐time operating center (RTOC) capability allows for on‐the‐fly wellpath changes
  • Aim RTOC offers many services for various customer needs
  • Highly reliable, proven technology reduces non‐productive time (NPT)
  • Mud properties and LCM content won’t affect mud pulse telemetry
  • Avoid costly mistakes in wellpath deviation and missed targets
  • Low noise receiver in EM and patented poppet for mud pulse save time by eliminating the need to trip out due to formation resistivities or LCM content

  • Mud Pulse, EM, Dual Telemtry
  • Gamma and Resistivity
  • Continuous Inclination and Azimuth
  • Rotary Pulser, Aim Patented Lower End
  • PWD, Near‐bit Inclination/Gamma

Maximize Efficiency and Reliability with Parallel Telemetry

The type of transmission used for MWD equipment is one of the most important decisions an operator must make. Two main types exist: mud pulse (MP) and electromagnetic (EM) telemetry; while EM has been praised for its efficiency, signal loss due to resistive formations and deeper wells can lead to

transmission issues—while on the other hand, mud pulse is reliable even at depth, but won’t work in foam or air-drilling applications.

Parallel Telemetry leverages both EM and MP simultaneously to capitalize on both of their strengths, and to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability. It eliminates the need to trip out of the hole to change equipment, and with both technologies working independently, the operator can keep drilling regardless of depth, formation resistivity, or mud type.

  • Faster data-transmission rate
  • Able to operate in any drilling fluid (mud, oil, air, foam, etc.)
  • Fully retrievable MWD system
  • Low or no survey wait time
  • Proven tensor technology MWD
  • No need to trip out of the hole to switch from EM to MP
  • EM and MP run independently and constantly, without operator intervention
  • Patented lower-poppet housing allows mud pulse technology to work even in formations where high LCM is needed
  • EM is unaffected by mud type and LCM
  • Reduction of non-productive time (NPT) by utilizing both EM and MP
  • EM is unaffected by changing lithology, enabling constant signal regardless of formation resistivities
  • Ultimate reliability with a built-in tool backup; if one technology fails, the other continues to transmit

Mechanical Specifications

EM Mud Pulse Directional Gamma
Operating Temp 0-350 °F
32 – 175° C
Survival Temp 0 – 365° F
32 – 185° C
-40 – 365° F
-40 – 185° C
-40 – 400° F
-40 – 200° C
Max Operating Pressure 20,000 psi

137.9 Mpa

Random Vibration 20 g
(RMS 30-500 Hz)
20 g
(RMS 10-200 Hz)
Shock 1000 g
(0.5 msec half-sine)
OD 1.875″/0.047m
Length 42.8″/1.087m 53.7″/1.364m 33.7″/0.856m
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Sensor Accuracy

Inclination ±0.1°
Azm 5° inc ±1.2°
10° inc ±1.0°
90° inc ±0.5°
Toolface ±1.0°
Dip ±0.3°
Gravity ±2.0mG
Magnetic ±1.5 mgauss
RPM ±0.5 % of value
Sensivity 1.4 CPS per API
Accuracy ±2% to 300° F
±5 % to 350° F
Max AP Range @ 5% PPU error 8000 API
Thin-bed resolution (8″ hole at 50% points) 6.8″/0.173m