bent housing

bent housing

[′bent ′hau̇z·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
A housing, designed for a positive-displacement downhole turbodrill, having a bend of 1 to 3° to facilitate directional drilling.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Rotating the drill string causes the bent housing with drill bit attached to changes direction.
A complete selection of fixed or adjustable bent housings; slick or eccentric housings; and wear protection are standard.
Bent housings on the motors also vary, from 0.5 to 2.5 degrees depending on how sharp an angle the driller needs to build the curve; this can be anywhere from 12.5 to 19 degrees per 100 feet according to Vlado Katic, president of Guided Horizontal Drilling.