U-Technology.


Ulterra’s “U-Technology” brand represents our commitment to be a top performer in every field we operate.  We achieve this performance by focusing our applications engineering teams on a district level to insure continuity of local knowledge and decrease the time it takes to bring a solution to the field.

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CounterForce
A patent pending PDC bit technology which utilizes a unique cutter configuration to lower bit reactive torque and vibration, dramatically improving drilling efficiency. Unlike traditional PDC bits, the cutters of this step-change advancement work together to lower lateral vibration and increase crack propagation. The CounterForce cutting structure is engineered to slice through rock while maintaining a more consistent torque signature thus increasing stability and ROP.
  • Reduced torque and vibration
  • Improved drilling efficiency
  • Improved directional performance
  • Higher ROP
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FastBack
FastBack’s unique shape gets the blade out of the way and the cutters deep into formation. Instead of limiting PDC bits by the weaknesses of the materials, FastBack strategically aligns their strengths, each component enhances the others. The body material maximizes strength without restricting the cutting action or evacuation. Advanced surface coatings provide maximum erosion control without sacrificing strength. Hydraulic pathways have ultimate flexibility to enable extreme ROP. All of which converge on driving all available drilling energy into premium diamond cutters application optimized through Ulterra’s industry-leading LightSpeed™ cutter testing program. The result—another stepchange in Ulterra’s front-running reliability and ROP.
  • Energy focused on the cutters drills faster with lower WOB
  • Wide open blade structure provides optimal hydraulics
  • Quality-focused design and process ensures industry-leading reliability
  • Materials used deliver consistent performance
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VCL – VERTICAL, CURVE, LATERAL
Ulterra’s Vertical-Curve-Lateral Technology effectively combines high instantaneous drilling rates with superb directional control to consistently enable multiple directional well segments to be drilled in a single run. The VCL Performance Package delivers smooth torque response without the depth of cut and ROP-limiting “technology” common to conventional directional bit designs. In a host of applications throughout North America and elsewhere, bits with the VCL Performance Package routinely deliver smoother, and fewer, slides, superb directional control and the opportunity to drill multiple well segments without tripping.
  • High ROP across multiple directional segments
  • Reduced trips
  • Improved sliding efficiency
  • Excellent tool face control
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HOG – Heavy Oil
Heavy Oil Grade matrix body PDC bits are designed to drill long distances with excellent steerability, repeatability and backreaming capability. The bit’s abrasion-resistant, XT cutters optimize diamond exposure to the formation to protect the bit body; improve ROP, and enable the bit to remain in the hole longer. Enhanced hydraulics and a step-down feature behind each blade prevent sand and debris build-up and help ensure accurate steerability over the entire lateral length, even in the most unconsolidated sands. A strengthened gauge pad and robust backreaming feature ensure trouble-free backreaming while maintaining the original gauge diameter specifications.
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Higher ROP
  • Enhanced steerability