Stabil Drill’s Ghost Reamer tool for shale drilling eliminates wiper trips

Posted on 30 January 2012

Ghost Reamer has been used in more than 100 shale applications. The eight-bladed PDC reamer eliminates wiper trips to save time and money.

Stabil Drill, a Superior Energy Servicescompany, has introduced the Stabil Drill Ghost Reamer for horizontal shale drilling.

Ghost Reamer, an eight-bladed polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) reamer, allows the wellbore to be cleaned and cleared on rigs with a top drive by back reaming and on rigs without a top drive by pulling out to the top of the curve and then rotating forward until reaching total depth, which eliminates wiper trips – saving time and money.

“Customers were coming to us with issues of getting out of the hole when drilling with a motor in horizontal shale wells,” Donnie Williams, tool developer for Stabil Drill, said. “Our years of field and developmental experience allowed us to develop a solution for doglegs, ledges and cutting beds.”

Within the last few months, the Ghost Reamer has been used in more than 100 shale applications.

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