Achieve higher ROP to TD
Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin is characterized as a soft formation with low abrasion levels. Typical well designs drill vertical, curve, and lateral sections in one run, using one bit and one BHA. The operator needed a bit design that would achieve higher ROP in the vertical, retain consistent steerability and build up in the curve, and have enough durability to drill 10,000 ft to 13,000 ft of the lateral section.
Use the HyperBlade bit to improve field drilling performance
Schlumberger recommended a BHA fitted with a HyperBlade bit. The bit incorporates a 3D cutting element from Schlumberger, the Hyper hyperbolic diamond cutting element. The Hyper element has a distinctive profile that cuts 20% deeper into soft and plastic formations and reduces cuttings size to minimize bit balling. In addition to substantial ROP increases, the element profile is proven to deliver better tracking and help the HyperBlade bit maintain steerability in curve and lateral sections.