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RockStorm PDC Cutter Technology

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All-in-one technology offers both superior impact and wear resistance

RockStorm wear-resistant high-impact PDC cutter technology delivers both superior impact and wear resistance in the same cutter, whereas conventional PDC cutters provide only superior impact or optimal wear resistance, not both. RockStorm technology also offers exceptional thermal stability, enabling cutters to retain sharp edges and durability when drilling through abrasive, interbedded formations.

RockStorm PDC cutter technology delivers up to 29% improvement in ROP in Canada’s Altares field

Optimized PDC bit delivers high-quality wellbore, maximizes horizontal contact with unconventional reservoir.  Read case study


The optimal diamond grit size, substrate material, and sintering processes were specifically engineered to address the challenges inherent to drilling difficult formations, which can cause impact or wear damage to existing PDC cutters. As a result, bits fitted with these new PDC cutters deliver faster drilling rates while increasing total run length.

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Operator Improves Average ROP by 23% with RockStorm PDC Technology, Bakken Shale

RockStorm
Optimized PDC bit delivers high-quality wellbore, maximizes horizontal contact with unconventional reservoir.
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