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Ulterra’s Aron Deen and Ben Phillips discuss “how new drill bit technology designed for extreme durability and performance allows operators to increase ROP without sacrificing bit life” in Oilfield Technology’s July issue.
Featured in the June issue of Hart’s E&P, Ulterra discusses how new bit designs are pushing drilling boundaries. Over the past year, Ulterra has looked critically at bit design, blade geometry, cutter reinforcement and hydraulics and has been testing new materials, which has resulted in its XP™ line of polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits. With the increased energy going through the bit, it is Ulterra’s goal to make sure the bits do not become the limiting factor in performance.
Ulterra was recently featured in Drilling Contractor Magazine’s March/April issue, discussing how our CounterForce® technology has been put to the test drilling in deepwater with rotary steerable systems.
Operators in the Northeast US have been drilling wells with increasingly complex well plans. Due to this, they have been looking more to rotary steerable systems (RSS) to reduce slide time in the lateral and increase directional flexibility and responsiveness. As a result of the down market, RSS have become a more affordable and viable option and Southwestern Energy is certainly not an outlier in this trend with their operations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Featured in the October issue of World Oil magazine, Ulterra discusses PDC bits for RSS applications.
To extract the full potential of different RSS types, operators have sought out drill bit manufacturers, to provide designs tailored to specific parameters and BHAs. Ulterra has utilized its proprietary technology to develop CounterForce™ PDC bits, designed specifically to reduce lateral vibrations, a leading cause of downhole tool failure.
Ulterra Drilling Technologies continues to expand the application for its groundbreaking CounterForce® cutting structure technology. CounterForce uses the cutting structure to reduce vibrations at the bit, which increases efficiency and reduces bit damage. Reducing vibration is particularly important on wells which utilize Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS), which are becoming more popular as well planners are pushing the limits on directional difficulty and lateral lengths.