The Leading Edge Blog - From Cutting & Wear
For oil services companies, downhole drilling failures are a frustrating cause of unnecessary expenses and delay. A failure downhole can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to extract the faulty component and to purchase and ship out a replacement – not to mention the huge expenses resulting from downtime and missed project deadlines.
Topics: Downhole Drilling
Current market conditions and redundancies have led to many experienced people looking for new challenges and opportunities. During these tough times it's more important than ever to reduce operation costs which has stimulated innovative thinking and people looking to carve out a niche in the market.
Topics: Start Ups
1. Using Gauge Rings And Feeler Blades
This is the simplest option and has the benefit of being able to be performed on site and off site. Although the simplest method it still provides some degree of accuracy.
Place a close fitting known size ring over the stabilizer body. These can either be bought or machined for a specific job or tolerance.
Topics: Blade Stabilizers
Innovative Hardfacing technology TSP Xtreme overcomes tough drilling conditions to significantly increase run time whilst remaining in gauge where other Hardfacing had failed. An operator in the Adriatic sea was encountering very difficult drilling conditions making very slow progress.
After including Franks’ anti-vibration tool in the drill string where they were then able to make good progress until the hardfacing wore out. Both the operator and Franks were keen to keep using the tool and tried every Hardfacing, each time experiencing failure after a few hours until Franks tried TSP Xtreme...
Topics: Case Studies