New Record Set in Oman’s HAWQA 12.25” Section




VES proposed a redesigned 12.25" PDC bit incorporating VION™ and HYDRA™ technologies to optimize hydraulics and durability when drilling through reactive shale while effectively mitigating bit balling. The VION-519 steel body PDC bit set a new ROP record of 36.9 m/hr and drilled 686m, increasing ROP 3.1% over the previous record.

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