Drilling Technology News

Ulterra Enters Partnership with NESR in the MENA and Asia Regions

Ulterra is pleased to announce that we have recently entered into an agreement with National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR”) (NASDAQ:NESR) (NASDAQ:NESRW), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Asia regions. This agreement states that NESR will deploy and use Ulterra’s PDC bits across various countries in the MENA and Asia regions.

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5X Increase in ROP with Ulterra’s Drill Bits During 2020-2021 Drilling Campaign

Drilling Objectives

Ulterra was awarded the primary bit supplier for three sections of an operator’s drilling campaign for offshore Malaysia in 2020-21. The drilling campaign consisted of 6 wells, two oil producers and four water injectors. The formation consists of claystone interbedded with siltstone and sandstone. Proceeding the completion of their first drilling campaign, the primary goal was to achieve directional control with an RSS tool, as well as improved bit durability and increased ROP.

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Benny the Bit, An All Teal Family

Benny the Bit,  An All Teal Family is a 2020 children’s picture book created in-house at Ulterra. Originally released and created for Ulterra’s Family Fun Day, Benny the Bit, An All Team Family, tells a story about a family working together to drill a well.

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Drilling Minute – Directional Applications

When most people think of oil & gas drilling, they think of a rig punching vertical holes in the ground, and for most of history, that was the case. Now drilling commonly involves complex geometry including builds, turns, and tangents in order to construct the desired well. This is achieved by directional drilling, which is the subject of this Drilling Minute.

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Drilling Minute – Bit Hydraulics

Fluid flow can do some pretty amazing things, from cutting precise lines in steel to forming the Grand Canyon – it all depends on how much, where, and how fast. In this Drilling Minute, we’ll learn how mud flow is optimized for PDC drilling with bit hydraulics.
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Drilling Minute – PDC Bit Overview

Ever since prehistoric times, mankind has built millions of tools used to make holes. But is there one bit to rule them all? In this Drilling Minute, we’ll discuss the most prevalent type of oil & gas drill bit today – the PDC drill bit.

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Drilling Minute – Drilling Hydraulics

As a kid, you probably blew bubbles in a drink through a straw. Pretty easy, right? You were using pressure to force air through the system. In this Drilling Minute we’ll learn how drilling hydraulics are used to do the same thing to carry the drilled cuttings from the bit back to the surface of the hole.

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