An operator in Northern Iraq was struggling with slow drilling, high vibrations and bit-wear. This resulted in the latest generation of AST being called out.
The 4.75‘’ XC-AST tool was used in three bit runs to drill the Swara ST-B1 sidetrack. In addition to delivering an impressing 60% ROP boost for the section, the new solution also achieved the longest ever run in the field.
The AST delivered significant time and cost savings for the customer.