SURGUTNEFTEGAZ, JSC FINISHED TESTING VOLGABURMASH PDC BITS 215.9 (8 1/2) FD716MH (A486) AND 215.9 (8 1/2) FD716MH (А309) WITH NEW GENERATION PDC CUTTERS
First, the cutters were tested in Volgaburmash, JSC laboratory where they showed high abrasive and heat resistance.
Drill bit 215.9 (8 1/2) FD716MH (А309) was run in Talakanskoye field in the section 540-1556 m, the meterage was 1016 m with ROP=22 m/h. The bit had 15% cutter wear which is minimum in comparison with the bits run in 2014, earlier the meterage was 982 m, the cutters were 45% worn.
Drill bit 215.9 (8 1/2) FD716MH (A486) in Alenskoye field also showed 15% minimal cutter wear in comparison with the bits run in 2014 which were 50% worn.
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