New oilfield cutting system launched

Paul Boughton

Tercel Oilfield Products has announced the release of the MicroCore cutting system, its newest drill bit innovation. The system is a new PDC drill bit design that redistributes high energy consumption from the centre of the drill bit to the more efficient areas of the cutting structure and was developed in collaboration with international oil & gas company, Total.

Replacing the inefficient compression failure mechanism in the centre of a traditional cutting structure, the MicroCore system delivers more energy to the cutters, higher ROPs (Rate of Penetration) and better quality wellbores to Tercel customers.

“The MicroCore cutting system allows our clients to drill at much higher ROPs, maintain a higher quality wellbore and recover core fragments from the well that are undisturbed by the shearing action of the cutters, providing excellent samples for core analysis on site or in the lab. We are proud to have developed this technology in collaboration with Total,” said Hossam Elbadawy, Tercel’s CEO.

An extensive global field test campaign has shown the MicroCore consistently setting new benchmarks in ROP and Distance Drilled. It has delivered 778 feet per hour in South Texas, 103 feet per hour for 98 hours and drilled over 10,159 feet in a single run in Wyoming as well as returning in consistently better dull condition than traditional PDC drill bit cutting structures.

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