HFTO Suppressor dampening tool

Absorb and reduce high-frequency torsional vibration

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The HFTO Suppressor™ dampening tool absorbs and reduces high-frequency torsional vibration downhole, minimizing the risk of BHA tool failure and enabling PDC cutters to stay sharp for faster, longer drilling. By optimizing drilling efficiency in challenging environments and improving BHA tool reliability, the dampening tool eliminates trips and improves ROP and footage.

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Relative motion of internal tungsten carbide rings fights resistance, transfers the mechanical energy into heat, and dissipates the heat into the drill fluid, which then carries it uphole, creating a dampening effect. The short length of the HFTO Suppressor tool enables optimal downhole measurement reading. 

Comparative models and simulation analyses performed using the IDEAS integrated dynamic design and analysis platform show how the HFTO Suppressor tool dampens HFTO by more than 60% compared with nondampened offset wells. IDEAS platform modeling may be provided as an additional service to optimize HFTO reduction through selective tool placement for customer-specific requirements. 

  • Formations that provoke high cutter damage and result in premature trips out of hole
  • Drilling environments that induce excessive vibrations on the BHA, resulting in premature tool failure
  • Operations using RSS-powered BHAs
The HFTO Suppressor tool absorbs and reduces high-frequency torsional vibration downhole.
The HFTO Suppressor tool absorbs and reduces high-frequency torsional vibration downhole.