Field Test of StingBlade Bit Confirms 23% Higher Build Rates, Reduced Torque in Interbedded Curve

Published: 10/21/2014

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Field testing confirmed that the StingBlade bit drilled at a 23% higher build rate than the PDC bit.
United States, North America, Onshore

Interbedded limestone, sandstone, and shale

Unconfined compressive strength (UCS)
15,000 psi [103.4 MPa]

The StingBlade conical diamond element bit was tested for build rate and toolface control against a conventional PDC bit in an interbedded curve application.
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