Drilling Solutions


Slimhole product offering for reduced casing programs, re-entries, laterals, and coiled tubing operations. With a sealed journal bearing package and aggressive cutting structures in both steel teeth and Tungsten Carbide Insert bits, the COMPASS product provides reliable performance in all applications. COMPASS bits provide excellent steerability and high rates of penetration even when weight on bit is limited with bearing designs that can handle the increased RPMs in motor applications commonly found in this drill bit size range.

Designed as a Solution Drill Bit:

  • Vertical, directional, horizontal, and tangent well profiles.
  • Soft to medium formations for steel teeth bits.
  • Soft to hard formations for TCI bits.
  • For all rotary, motor, and RSS applications

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For specs, applications, availability, costs and shipping please contact your local Varel Rep today.

Call: 1(281) 272-6000

Email: info@varel.com


Advanced Cutting Structure and Gauge
Highly responsive cutting structures designed for increased drilling speed and steering response. Dense shirttail protection in the gauge of the slimhole bits provides superior durability in directional applications. Custom gauge row designs are available to optimize the bit for specific drilling applications.

Patented Conical Seal Gland
Constructed to resist cuttings intrusion, the unique geometry of the seal gland provides benefits during high angle directional drilling.

High Temperature and Lubricity Grease
Advanced synthetic grease allows for improved lubrication and greater reliability in high speed motor applications.

Advanced Bearing Metallurgy
COMPASS bits are equipped with a sliver plated journal bearing bushing, silver plated thrust washer, pilot pin and bearing hard metal alloy for increased durability and reliability.

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Compass Info Sheet