Industry Article: Making the Cut: Drilling Technology Aims to Optimize Performance, Improve Economics

Publication: E&P online
Publication Date: 05/07/2018

Making the Cut: Drilling Technology Aims To Optimize Performance, Improve Economics

Through advances in digital simulation and modeling technology, the Xplorer Helix spiral TCI configuration was designed to meet operators’ ongoing needs to optimize performance and improve field economics. Introduced in November 2017 as an expansion of the Xplorer premium roller cone drill bit portfolio, the design arranges inserts in a staggered, spiral pattern that has been shown to improve ROP from 20% to more than 50% in some conditions.

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