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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ONESHOT
Ulterra’s OneShot designated bits are designed specifically for curve and lateral applications to reduce drilling time and hit precise directional targets without unnecessary bit-trips. OneShot bits have been proven in their specific applications to save operators money and reduce risk by reliably achieving build rates.
  • Reduced drilling time in the curve
  • Decreased risk of bit trips
  • Excellent directional control
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SPLITBLADE
SplitBlade looks different because it is different. The physical disruption of the typical straight blade keep cuttings separated through evacuation to keep the cutting structure clean. Dedicated hydraulic flow to physically separated portions of the cutting structure sweeps cuttings down the junk slot, reducing the risk of balling up in the bit.
  • Dedicated flow to troublesome areas
  • Reduce risk of balling
  • Improved cuttings evacuation