Ulterra CounterForce™ and TorkBuster® a Winning Combination for Major Operator in Central Australia

A major operator in central Australia recently achieved significant time and cost savings thanks to the combination of the Ulterra TorkBuster matched with the U513M CounterForce drill bit. The combination of TorkBuster and CounterForce proved to be a rock destruction solution within the challenging Permian, with the operator increasing ROP by 52% and achieving total savings of $150,000.

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Ulterra’s Fort Worth Repair Facility Hits 365 Days with No Recordables

Ulterra’s Fort Worth Repair Facility recently achieved 365 days with no recordable incidents. This type of performance represents a tremendous improvement from the previous year and was made possible by total commitment from everyone in the facility.

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American Oil & Gas Reporter April 2015

As seen in the American Oil & Gas Reporter in the April 2015 issue, Casey Dalla Betta and Aron Deen speak about Ulterra’s response to the evolving needs of an industry focused on drilling deeper targets and longer laterals more efficiently and safer than ever. Whatever the target reservoir, the success of any bit design can be measured in three words: steerability, durability and speed. Success in each of these measures is what Ulterra’s OneShot technology is all about.

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OneShot Williston Update

Ulterra is proud to announce that the 8.75” U516M U02224 has earned the OneShotTM designation for curve applications in the Williston Basin. OneShot™ is a special, elite designation earned by a bit consistently achieving outstanding performance in a directional application; with performance being proven, as this status is not easy to attain.  To date, only two Ulterra bits have earned OneShot designation.

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OneShot Eagle Ford Update

We are proud to announce that the 8.5” U516S U02283 has earned the OneShot™ designation for curve and lateral applications in the Eagle Ford. OneShot™ is a special designation earned by a bit consistently achieving outstanding performance in a directional application; with performance being proven, as this status is not easy to attain.

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SPE/IADC Aligned Materials and Design Development of High ROP Drill Bits

Ulterra’s Development Leader, Aron Deen, presented at the Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference. His presentation was in regards to aligned materials and design development of high ROP drill bits. Aron’s presentation will give you a better understanding of the history and drivers of PDC design and manufacture, the realization of material strengths through design, and an inside look at the Marcellus Shale.


Oilfield Technology June 2014

Featured in Oilfield Technology: Aron Deen and Casey Kitagawa, Ulterra Drilling Technologies, Barry Schneider and Gary G. King, Shell, explain how new advances in PDC bit construction and design are helping to cut drilling costs in the Marcellus Shale. One of the key contributors to the improved performance and the primary differentiator of the FastBack™ steel body PDC bit design is the specialized geometry, which is designed to enhance the delivery of mechanic specific energy (MSE) into the rock. The new blade top geometry allowed Ulterra to simultaneously increase both potential top-end ROP and durability.