Varel International introduces SlipStream RC Pro completion drill bits

Offshore staff

CARROLLTON, TexasVarel International has launched SlipStream RC Pro completion roller cone drill bits. Designed for the fast and effective drill out of frac plugs, SlipStream RC Pro drill bits incorporate a hybrid cutting structure matched specifically to the distribution of high hardness, high abrasion, and elastic or plastic materials found in such plugs.

This industry-first completion product utilizes an array of the company’s proprietary technologies, including patent-pending hybrid cutting action combining tungsten carbide insert outer rows and mill tooth inner rows; elastomeric components specifically engineered to provide enhanced resistance to attack by common completion chemicals; and a patented high energy journal bearing sealing system, along with a patented pressure attenuation journal bearing design.

The company says the combination of an outer cutting structure comprising patented HET tungsten carbide inserts and a tightly spaced inner cutting structure with DuraClad mill tooth technology provides different drilling actions targeted to the assorted materials within the frac plug.


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