Offshore Europe 2011: Paradigm Oilfield Services reveals Raptor drilling range

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – Paradigm Oilfield Services will be showcasing three new Raptor brand tools at Offshore Europe.

Paradigm says the Raptor Reamer operates on the industry standard ‘drop-ball’ to activate method. The fully supported cam-arm expansion method and fail safe closure mechanism give reliable performance and peace of mind. The ability to ream and back-ream gives maximum operational flexibility.

Paradigm will also be showcasing the Raptor Tractor, which reduces torque as well as the potential for stick and slip whilst drilling. With up to 500 hours planned life between services, the collar also provides 20% of its own weight in forward thrust to help ensure consistent weight on bit and improved ROP.

The Raptor Roller offers total security thanks to a latch/lock roller retention mechanism. The combination of the pressure balanced grease lubrication system for maximum reliability and optimized fluid by-pass give improved performance in a range of hole conditions. The new Raptor Roller Tractor is based in a similar core design and gives the drill pipe transport and traction in high angle and horizontal drilling operations. The rolling elements further minimize formation stress.

Fraser Innes, chairman of Paradigm Oilfield Services, said: “Wells are becoming more complex and challenging as operators look to maximize the potential of existing reserves and explore more unconventional sources and these new tools are designed to increase the rate of penetration to achieve greater efficiencies.”


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