ANTIWHIRL PDC BITS INCREASED PENETRATION RATES IN ALBERTA DRILLING

Doug Bobrosky Baker Hughes Inteq Calgary Glenn Osmak Petro-Canada Calgary The use of antiwhirl polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits and improved drilling practices improved penetration rates and decreased well bore washout problems in a multiwell drilling program in northern Alberta. The drilling economics on the wells in the Shekilie field program improved with an estimated savings of $20,000-40,000/well.

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