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.
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. Read More
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.
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.
If you’ve ever tried to dig a hole by hand, you probably got tired doing it. That is because it took energy to make the hole. In this Drilling Minute, we’ll look at how energy is used to drill an oil & gas well. Read More
Gather the family together to join Benny the Bit on his next learning journey: coloring the oilfield ABCs. This 26-page coloring book presents a unique way for your young ones to master the ABCs while learning more about the oilfield.
Prior to COVID-19, Ulterra was introduced to Dr. Rita Patterson, Ph.D who is theAssociate Dean for Research in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Director of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Physical Medicine Core Research Facility and tenured Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Family Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC)
If you want to make a hole, whether it’s in a piece of wood, your back yard, or an oil well, you need a tool with something at the end to do the work. In this Drilling Minute, you’ll learn about the different kinds of drill bits used in Oil & Gas wells.