The ION+ 5DX cutter combined with our already dominant ION+™ cutter technology provides greater durability, increases interval lengths, and eliminates unnecessary and costly bit trips. Our drill bit design engineers strategically position 5DX cutters in a patent pending cutter layout that delivers faster, overall ROP while resisting impact damage in tougher applications.
ReedHycalog’s new ION+ 5DX™ shaped cutters incorporate an optimized multi-faceted geometry, improving mechanical toughness by 60% over conventional cutters and making it remarkably effective in drilling challenging interbedded lithologies. The working ridge has been optimized to withstand sudden impacts while imparting higher compressive loads into the formation for more efficient and effective rock failure.
Drill bits equipped with ION+5DX shaped cutters improved the drill bit life while drilling conglomerates and nodular chert formations setting numerous field records.
We continue to rapidly innovate cutter technology and translate rock failure knowledge into time and cost savings for our customers. ReedHycalog™ bits provide consistent performance in applications around the world because we design application specific solutions. The ION+ 5DX shaped cutter technology is one of the newest examples of the ReedHycalog philosophy.
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