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Examining Common Causes of Downhole Drill Failures: A new FREE eBook from Cutting & Wear

Posted by Matthew Cooper on Aug 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM
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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.

In our experience, most issues can be traced back to a handful of common – and mostly avoidable – causes. To help companies take the steps necessary to avoid potential problems, we have written a free ‘Introduction to Common Causes of Downhole Drilling Failure’.

We are proud to announce that this guide is now available as a free to download eBook, and can be accessed directly through our website.

What’s it all about?

The purpose of our eBook is to cut to the heart of downhole drill failures and to examine what causes them and why. This isn’t a purely academic exercise: the four common causes we have identified can usually be traced back to inadequate product testing, poor design or unsuitable hardfacing. In other words, these downhole failures can be prevented by strategically choosing the appropriate tools, the right consumables and engineering services. So a major purpose of the eBook is to suggest practical solutions that can reduce the risk of failure and subsequently save service companies significantly from wasted operational costs.

Who will benefit from the eBook?

This is a guide aimed at management and procurement professionals working in the oil services industry. Most of the people we have spoken to while writing this eBook are Operations Managers working in Tier 2 or Tier 3 oil service companies. These are the people who are primarily affected by drill failures from a budgetary perspective, and have the most to gain by improving the efficiency of tools, components and services. However, many other oil and gas professionals will find material of interest here, including drill engineers, many of whom have experienced downhole failure at first-hand.

How to access your copy

To download your copy of our new eBook, simply click here to visit the relevant page of our website. We will ask you for your name and business email address so we can send you the download link. Your copy of the eBook is completely free and comes with no obligations to use our services. However, if you would like to know more and are interested in advice on choosing the right products and partner for your downhole tools, then we would be happy to chat with you. Simply send us an email to arrange a call back, or call us at our UK office on (+44) 114 257 8085.

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Topics: Downhole Drilling