• FluidHammer

    The next generation of drilling performance tools, the FluidHammer drilling technology lets you hammer down your drilling time.

    FluidHammer Case Study

    A major operator in North Africa needed to more cost-effectively drill a challenging 12¼-in. section. To accomplish this, the FluidHammer performance drilling tool was chosen to provide mechanical axial force above the bit. This enhanced the bit’s ability to improve ROP and reduced friction in the formation. Total depth was reached after drilling 2703 ft (824 m) with the system active at an average ROP of 137.24 ft/hr (41.83 m/hr). Smooth drilling was experienced throughout the run due to the high-frequency axial oscillation of the FluidHammer tool, which lifts the entire BHA with each stroke.

    The FluidHammer tool allowed the operator to save 10 days compared to the section plan. The operator drilled the section 8% faster than the previous record achieved on the prior well and set a new benchmark performance for the entire field. Additionally, the operator achieved their two best cost per meter (CPM) results in this section, reaffirming the FluidHammer tool as an efficient, cost-effective option for increasing performance in difficult formations.


    Description

    In areas where it’s a challenge to maintain ROP — including directional, vertical, and extended reach applications — the FluidHammer tool uses a newly designed energy distribution system to increase drilling performance. This 100% mechanical system amplifies the cutting interaction of the bit and enhances its rock-failing properties. The FluidHammer increases ROP, maintains contact with the formation, reduces stick-slip, and reduces weight stacking from friction on the BHA.

    Features/Benefits

    Increases ROP – Combines axial movement with rotational torque and speed to improve bit efficiency

    Reduces Friction – High-frequency axial motion configured specifically for your formation  

    Improves Weight Transfer – Oscillates the BHA up to 10 times per second 

    Prevents Bit Damage – Activated with weight-on-bit, and disengages when off bottom

    Innovative Engineering – Compatible with most common power section configurations; oil-sealed design allows for 100% flow to the bit