Ulterra’s Fort Worth Repair Facility recently achieved 365 days with no recordable incidents. This type of performance represents a tremendous improvement from the previous year and was made possible by total commitment from everyone in the facility.
As seen in the American Oil & Gas Reporter in the April 2015 issue, Casey Dalla Betta and Aron Deen speak about Ulterra’s response to the evolving needs of an industry focused on drilling deeper targets and longer laterals more efficiently and safer than ever. Whatever the target reservoir, the success of any bit design can be measured in three words: steerability, durability and speed. Success in each of these measures is what Ulterra’s OneShot technology is all about.
Ulterra has released new statistics on the CounterForce™ and FastBack™ technology. After sorting through our data from the last 365 days there were over 20,000 Ulterra bit runs recorded. To learn more about our success with CounterForce and FastBack please read the article below.
Ulterra is proud to announce that the 8.75” U516M U02224 has earned the OneShotTM designation for curve applications in the Williston Basin. OneShot™ is a special, elite designation by a bit consistently achieving outstanding performance in a directional application; with performance being proven, as this status is not easy to attain. To date, only two Ulterra bits have earned OneShot™ designation.
Ulterra Drilling Technologies, LP. launched a Safety Focus in order to pursue a “Zero Incidents” objective for both our Forth Worth, Texas and Leduc, Canada manufacturing plants. To learn more about our safety focus please read the following article.
We are proud to announce that the 8.5” U516S U02283 has earned the OneShot™ designation for curve and lateral applications in the Eagle Ford. OneShot™ is a special designation earned by a bit consistently achieving outstanding performance in a directional application; with performance being proven, as this status is not easy to attain.
Featured in Oilfield Technology: Aron Deen and Casey Kitagawa, Ulterra Drilling Technologies, Barry Schneider and Gary G. King, Shell, explain how new advances in PDC bit construction and design are helping to cut drilling costs in the Marcellus Shale. One of the key contributors to the improved performance and the primary differentiator of the FastBack™ steel body PDC bit design is the specialized geometry, which is designed to enhance the delivery of mechanic specific energy (MSE) into the rock. The new blade top geometry allowed Ulterra to simultaneously increase both potential top-end ROP and durability.
As seen in American Oil & Gas Reporter in the April 2014 issue, Aron Deen speaks about the CounterForce™ cutter configuration technology. In the endless quest for faster penetration rates, longer runs and better steerability, manufacturers have introduced cutter configurations that counter vibration; bits that drill a small hole to relieve rock stress,
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ulterra announced today the availability of PDC bits incorporating the next generation FastBack technology.
Unlike traditional PDC bits, FastBack designed bits utilize a unique blade configuration that supports the cutters in a minimalist fashion. Its smaller profile eliminates wasted energy pushing a bit’s blade surface, focusing all energy on the diamond cutting surfaces. This efficiency improvement is already paying operators dividends where a Fastback bit drilled a Marcellus well 56.8% faster.