• Operators continue to encounter challenges when drilling formations with complex lithology, with the increased focus on drill-bit efficiency and durability in such wells driving ReedHycalog’s development of Tektonic™ drill bits with Permian Series cutters. This drill bit/cutter technology combination allows operators to overcome critical failure modes in the hard-to-drill, interbedded formations typically seen in areas such as the Permian Basin, while limiting equipment damage and increasing ROP.

    Tektonic drill bits with Permian Series cutters were recently featured in World Oil’s Permian ShaleTech newsletter. To learn more about how they enabled three record runs in the region, read the full article here.

    Published Date: 2018-01-30
    Source: National Oilwell Varco