The Mechanical Thruster provides a consistent force to the bit by balancing back pressure and WOB.
High shock and vibration, particularly in increasingly long laterals, can quickly drive up drilling costs. However, using aggressive bits to increase ROP and get quick performance gains can result in damages and associated trips for new bits and BHA components.
The Mechanical Thruster reduces shock and vibration to increase reliability in BHA components and bits. It provides a consistent force to the bit by balancing hydraulics (back pressure below tool) and mechanics (weight on bit). This balance provides smooth energy transfer to the bit — even in erratic situations.
As operators continue to push the limits in extreme conditions, Cougar’s Mechanical Thruster aims to reduce risks. We analyze BHA, well profile and drilling performance requirements and discuss specific objectives with your drilling team. This ensures you get optimal performance from the Mechanical Thruster.
All Mechanical Thruster tools are tailor built for optimal performance on every well. Contact a Cougar Drilling Solutions representative to begin the optimization and building process.
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* Max temperature rating 450F
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* Max temperature rating 232C
By using an optimized BHA with the LEX and an axial oscillating tool running together, the operator achieved a on-run curve and lateral.
Cougar's Mechanical Thruster MT6 allows an operator to drill six out of seven wells in a single bit run.
An Alberta operator wanted to reduce trips while increasing ROP.
The Mechanical Thruster keeps constant and consistent force to bit by minimizing shock and vibration.
A major operator in the Delaware Basin experienced high shock and vibration, resulting in damaged bits and multiple trips per section.
A major operator in Alberta, Canada, made multiple trips per section to replace damaged bits while pad drilling.
Cougar analyzed the bottom hole assembly, well profile and drilling performance requirements.
A Midland Basin operator experienced high shock and vibration and wanted to reduce it to increase drilling efficiency and reduce section costs.
See how the Mechanical Thruster reduces days on well and its specs in metric units.
See how the Mechanical Thruster reduces days on well and its specs in American units.
Explore the details and specs on the Mechanical Thruster in metric measurements.
Explore the details and specs on the Mechanical Thruster in American measurements.
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