Drilling Technology News

Improving Reliability in “The Tough Section”

Interbedded. Ratty. Transitional. Regardless of what you call it, it is one of the biggest challenges to drilling performance that the industry has been dealing with in the last few years. When rock is formed, at least most of the rock that we drill through, it does so in distinct layers that have different structures and properties.

Due to the transitions between layers of harder and softer rock types, the drill bit may experience difficulties with differing force concentrations across the cutting structure, leading to potential cutter overload and premature bit failure.

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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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Drilling Minute – Drilling Energy

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.
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ABCs with Benny – An Oilfield Coloring Book

Color the Oilfield ABCs

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.

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Finding a Way to Help a Local COVID-19 Testing Facility

A Larger Initiative

Prior to COVID-19, Ulterra was introduced to Dr. Rita Patterson, Ph.D who is the Associate 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)

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Drilling Minute – What is an Oil and Gas Drill Bit?

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.  

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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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Benny the Bit, A Winners Tournament

Benny the Bit, A Winners Tournament

Benny the Bit,  A Winners Tournament is a 2019 children’s picture book created in-house at Ulterra. Originally released and created for Ulterra’s Family Fun Day, Benny the Bit, A Winners Tournament, illustrates the competitive nature of the drilling industry and the notion that there’s a team behind every win.
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