New PDC Benchmark Set in Delta Mahakam Area, East Kalimantan
Swamp/Offshore – 8 ½” section
Mud Motor BHA
Shale & Sand formations
8.50” VION™ 419
HYDRA™ Hydraulic Features
The Customer focuses on maximizing ROP and directional control for the 8-½” tangent section while utilizing a PDM mud motor assembly.
Previously recorded top performance with the same well architecture was set at 110 m/hr.
Through VES’ proprietary 360° Customer Workflow process, HYDRA bit hydraulic technology and applications engineering , the right bit design was identified to match the application inside with the VION 419 platform.
Further design optimization was applied using our PDC Designer and DIG3D™ software for optimal simulation and contact analysis.
Solution: Steel body, 4 bladed, 19mm cutters with curved nozzles to maximize open face volume and hydraulic efficiency.
- Resulted in the fastest 8 ½” section in Shallow Wells Architecture (SLA), Delta Mahakam area.
- Delivered a performance of 112.7 m/hr while outpacing surrounding runs and surpassed the previous Operator’s record.
- Longer interval drilled as compared to the fastest offset well.