Drilling

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Optimizing Tooling Performance to Lower Operating Costs

Operators continue to challenge service companies as they take the search for hydrocarbons into greater depths beneath the sea and use unconventional methods for extraction.  Tools used on drilling rigs must perform in high pressure / high temperature (HPHT) conditions once thought impossible: temperatures as high as 400°F (204°C), with pressures up to 207 MPa (20,000-30,000 psi).

Drilling problems and their associated loss of time in well completion and production are costly. The integrity of drilling tools and equipment and their internal components are major factors in minimizing problems on the drilling rig and the associated costly downtime.

Engineered Seals and Sealing Solutions

Sealing elements are one of the most critical components in drilling tools. CDI designs and manufactures seals, bearings, and other components for drilling tools that optimize tool performance and lower operating costs. Standard sealing solutions are unable to withstand the extreme high pressure / high temperature (HPHT) conditions of the lower depth drilling tools.

Drawing on 40 years of experience in polymer materials engineering and advanced processing methods, CDI works closely with operators and service companies to design and manufacture seals, bearings, and other components that optimize tool performance and lower operating costs.

Advanced Polymeric Materials for Drilling Applications

When quick turnarounds are required, CDI remains adaptable and flexible, striving to meet your needs--our goal is to keep your rig up and running. Our material engineers will work with you to provide the optimum material and solution for your application, when and where you need it most.

CDI has one of the largest selections of ISO / NORSOK approved materials for chemical resistant plastics and elastomers that withstand rapid gas decompression (RGD) and explosive decompression (ED). Integration of metal components with plastics and elastomers often solves problems that no single material could. If a composite material does not perform as required, we will develop our own unique material to accomplish your objectives. Combined with in-house testing capabilities such as FEA, mold flow analysis, and simulation capabilities, offers a dynamic and versatile resource engineered to meet your specifications.

Engineered Solutions for Drilling Applications

Whether on land or thousands of feet below the seafloor, drilling contractors must be able to rely on the components that are so critical to tooling performance and uninterrupted operation. Every CDI product is designed using a slate of world-class capabilities, ensuring optimal performance in your critical drilling tooling, including:

Drilling Applications

  • Drilling jars
  • Hammers
  • Drilling motors
  • Drilling bits
  • Reamers
  • Hole openers
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