Drilling Technology News

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, A Survivor’s Story

On behalf of Terri Parker, we’d like to share her story of hope, fight, and determination with everyone. Terri shared this story with Brock Vasu, an Ulterra Field Representative, and he kindly passed it along to us.

Receiving this story in our inbox was a true reflection of the “why” for why we participate in raising awareness for breast cancer, and other causes throughout the year. Our mission with partnering with different organizations is to provide real value to their cause and to genuinely provide support and raise awareness in the oil and gas industry. It’s personal because cancer is personal, and oilfield is family.

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AADE Drill Bit Forum

Ulterra’s Aron Deen Discusses Technology at Drill Bit Forum

On June 20th of this year, the DFW chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) hosted a Drill Bit Technology Forum at the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. The event was moderated by Fred Dupriest, Professor of Engineering Practice at Texas A&M University and retired Chief Drilling Engineer for ExxonMobile. The panel featured technical representatives from the top four U.S. market share companies: Ulterra, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger.

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SplitBlade™, 2018 World Oil Award Finalist for Best Drilling Technology

Ulterra’s Leading Technology

For more than 100 years, World Oil has provided readers with the latest coverage on drilling, exploration, completion, and production of onshore and offshore oil and gas. For the last 17 years, World Oil has honored the upstream industry’s innovators and innovations. This year, World Oil received a record-setting 285 nomination submissions, and Ulterra’s SplitBlade™ technology is a finalist for the Best Drilling Technology Award.

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PDC bit durability XP by Ulterra

High-Durability PDC Bit Designed For Demanding Applications

XP™ Line of Extreme-Performance PDC Bits

August 2018, Fort Worth, Texas — Ulterra Drilling Technologies (Ulterra.com) recently introduced its XP line of extreme-performance PDC bits. These bits are designed to provide improved results in the toughest drilling applications, including hard rock, transition zones and highly interbedded lithologies.

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Innovative Incentive Program

Converting Operational Success to Business Success

Ulterra’s New Innovation Incentive Program

Ulterra has long focused on achieving operational success – from their lean manufacturing and supply chain to their rapid prototyping business model. In addition to focusing on operational success, Ulterra has introduced a new Innovation Incentive Program, further promoting the cultivation of new ideas enhancing their success.

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Cuttings Conundrum

The Cuttings Conundrum: SplitBlade Enhances Cuttings Evacuation and Improves Efficiency

This article first appeared in the June 2018 Edition of Oilfield Technology. 

Chris Casad, Ulterra Drilling Technologies L.P., USA, discusses how new drill bit designs enhance cuttings evacuation and improve efficiency.

The push to address a longstanding problem has led to a new development in drill bit design.

The problem relates to the commonly held belief that the poor evacuation of cuttings from drilling operations can significantly limit bit performance, and ultimately the rate of penetration (ROP) – a major concern in drilling operations.

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Geosteering

What is Geosteering?

More traditional methods of drilling an oil or gas well involve drilling a vertical hole in the ground, straight down and through the reservoir. Jokingly referred to as “post holes,” these types of wells are easy and cheap to drill; but when you intersect the (mostly) flat rock layer at 90 degrees, the amount of exposed reservoir in your well is pretty small. With the advent of directional drilling practices, drillers were able to get creative, intersecting the reservoir layer at different angles in order to maximize exposure and production.

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