Drilling Technology News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collaboration Leads to Successful Application of New Drill Bit Design
Ulterra CFO Maria Mejia Featured in Article by Hispanic Executive
Breakthrough PDC Bit Design Evacuates Cuttings 200% Faster
Ulterra’s Leduc Manufacturing Facility Has No Recordable Injuries for Three Years
According to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta, the manufacturing, processing, and packaging sector had the highest injury claim rates in 2016. In this sector, the odds of being injured were about every three out of 100 workers. Ulterra’s Leduc Manufacturing Facility has beat those odds, and are proud to announce that their Leduc manufacturing facility has had no recordable injuries for three years.