Smith Bits, a Schlumberger firm, launched immediately the StrataBlade concave diamond aspect bit that improves the speed of penetration (ROP) in a variety of rock sorts, whereas withstanding affect injury typically related to drilling interbedded formations.
“The StrataBlade bit is the newest addition to our three-dimensional slicing parts portfolio, which expands our holistic drilling options providing and allows operators to reinforce total drilling efficiency in difficult formations,” mentioned Jesus Lamas, president, Well Construction, Schlumberger. “With the introduction of this new expertise operators can enhance ROP, improve total drilling effectivity and scale back effectively development prices.”
The StrataBlade bit incorporates new geometry Strata concave diamond parts throughout the bit face, which will increase slicing effectivity and ends in greater instantaneous ROP with the identical working parameters. In deep lateral wells the place weight switch to the bit is a problem, the StrataBlade bit drills with greater ROP compared with conventional PDC bits with flat cutters. Improved slicing effectivity additionally means a greater torque response on the bit for conformance to directional plans.
The StrataBlade bit has undergone area testing in North America, particularly within the Haynesville Shale and the Appalachian Basin. In the East Texas Travis Peak and Cotton Valley formations, the StrataBlade bit enabled an operator to remove two bit runs whereas drilling to 10,000-ft measured depth with a median ROP improve of 28% in comparison with direct offset wells. In the Marcellus Formation in northeastern Pennsylvania, the StrataBlade bit drilled an eight ¾-in part with a measured depth of three,149 ft in underneath 12 drilling hours. The operator achieved an on-bottom ROP of 264 ft/h, leading to a 15% enchancment in contrast with common offset runs with different PDC bits.
(Source and picture: Schlumberger)
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