Tercel Oilfield Products has launched the MicroCORE cutting system at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The MicroCORE cutting system is a PDC drill bit design that redistributes high-energy consumption from the center of the drill bit to the more efficient areas of the cutting structure and was developed in collaboration with TOTAL.
Replacing the inefficient compression failure mechanism in the center of a traditional cutting structure, the MicroCORE system delivers more energy to the cutters, higher ROPs and better quality wellbores.
“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 game changing technology in collaboration with Total”, said Hossam Elbadawy, Tercel’s CEO.
An extensive global field test campaign has shown the MicroCORE cutting system consistently setting new benchmarks in ROP and distance drilled in countries across the globe. The MicroCORE cutting system has delivered 778 ft/hour in South Texas, 103 ft/hour for 98 hours and drilled over 10,159 ft in a single run in Wyoming as well as returning in consistently better dull condition than traditional PDC drill bit cutting structures.
MicroCORE is a trademark of Tercel Oilfield Products.