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Safer at a Distance, Stronger as a Team during COVID-19

Click here to view CEO & President, John Clunan’s, response to COVID-19.

How Ulterra Responds to COVID-19

Ulterra’s mission in response to COVID-19 is simple – to protect our people and every one of our oilfield customers and partners first. We have made the necessary changes to the way we do business and our people have shown unwavering support and adaptability. In response to the current challenges, we will continue to ensure we are delivering new products and solutions for the industry. 

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Statistical Analysis Helps to Quantify Benefits of New Bit Technology

Rather than rely on individual gut instinct, industry should look to trends from large-scale data sets to understand value and performance of new drill bits

The drilling industry has relied too long on comparative experience and “gut instinct” when assessing new products and technologies and how they affect drilling performance. This is a problematic approach because applications vary wildly, even on the same pad or location, and no two wells are ever really drilled in the same way.

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Ulterra Discusses Cutter Configuration and Design, Stability & Vibration Resistance, and Boosting ROP in Oilfield Technology’s Drill Bit Design Q&A

This originally appeared in Oilfield Technology’s Drill Bit Design Q&A, used with permission.

Oilfield Technology invited multiple companies to share their knowledge on a variety of drill bit design topics. Ulterra’s Chris Casad, innovation manager, and Chris Gooch, product development manager, discussed the following topics:

  • Cutter Configuration and Design
  • Stability & Vibration Resistance
  • Boosting ROP

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Ulterra’s SplitBlade™ Gets Selected as a Winning Technology in LAGCOE New Technology Showcase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 6, 2019

Ulterra is pleased to announce that LAGCOE leadership has declared the winners of its New Technology Showcase, and SplitBlade™ has been selected as a winning technology to be featured at the 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on October 9th-11th. Ulterra is honored to stand alongside other winning companies to present their technology to the hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees during this conference.

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Ulterra Earns the ISO 14001:2015 Certification for Their Largest Manufacturing Facility in Fort Worth, TX

As Ulterra continues to expand manufacturing operations and capabilities both nationally and internationally, we are committed to increasing our focus on all aspects of health, safety, security, and the environment (HSSE). This increased focus has included taking the necessary precautions and commitments to develop and implement policies and an environmental management system (EMS) that comply with the standards developed by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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Ulterra Leduc Facility

Ulterra’s Leduc Manufacturing Facility has Reached the Four-Year Mark with no Recordables!

Ulterra’s Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) team works hard to ensure a safe workplace for all employees. This is all made possible by managing business operations through an HSSE Management System that is consistently improving, as well as the “safety first” mindset that has been widely adopted by the Ulterra team. This year, Ulterra’s Leduc Manufacturing Facility reached four years with no recordable incidents.

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2019 E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation

Ulterra’s SplitBlade Wins the 2019 E&P Special Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation

Ulterra is proud to announce that Hart Energy’s distinguished panel of judges have chosen SplitBlade™ as one of the winning technologies for the 2019 E&P Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEA). The MEA recognizes new technologies that reflect excellence in innovation and practicality while having the potential to improve efficiency, safety, and profitability. MEA entries are judged based on the impact they have, both technically and economically, on changing and developing the energy industry.

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