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The StrataBlade concave diamond element bit saves rig time and costs by delivering faster instantaneous ROP. It withstands impact damage in interbedded drilling through medium-strength formations with unconfined compressive strengths (UCS), ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 psi [35 to 140 MPa].
The strength of the StrataBlade bit is the unique geometry of Strata concave diamond elements. A tapered ridge with a thicker diamond table significantly resists impact damage. And the distinctive concave feature decreases the effective cutter back-rake angle to cut deeper into rock. Combined, these characteristics increase cutting efficiency, delivering up to 35% higher instantaneous ROP with the same input energy. For deep lateral wells where weight transfer to the bit is a challenge, the StrataBlade bit enables better torque response at the bit for superior steerability and conformance to directional trajectories.
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Concave diamond element bits save rig time and costs for operators by delivering faster, instantaneous ROP.
Concave diamond element bits improve ROP in medium-strength and interbedded formations to save time and costs.
Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company, introduced today the StrataBlade concave diamond element bit that improves the rate of penetration (ROP) in a wide range of rock types, while withstanding impact damage often associated with drilling interbedded formations.