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Operator Drills Fastest Surface Run in Willesden Field

An operator in Willesden Field, Alberta drills their fastest complete surface run on record using Ulterra’s Split Blade drilling technology equipped with FastBack blades.



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311 mm

3.2 hr

Surface Runtime

183 m/hr

Surface Section ROP

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On a recent run in the Willesden Green field, an operator partnered with our team to drill their surface section in record-time. Utilizing Ulterra’s 311 SPL625, the operator drilled 594 m and reached planned depth in just 3.2 hours. This run set the fastest complete surface run in the field, drilling 183 m/hr.

About Split Blade® Technologies

Ulterra’s patented Split Blade technology is the first PDC bit technology aimed at improving cuttings evacuation while simultaneously raising the ceiling on your maximum ROP capability. By separating primary hydraulic flow into dual channels per primary blade, Split Blade technology keeps the cone and shoulder of the bit equally cooled and well cleaned to unleash maximum drilling performance.

About FastBack™ Technology

Ulterra’s FastBack technology gets the blade out of the way to increase maximum ROP potential. By using superior materials and engineering principles, we can design the bit in a way that focuses more of the drilling energy on the PDC cutters themselves.