Quantec Premium PDC Bits
Our Hughes Christensen Quantec™ premium PDC is for your most technically challenging applications. A new design process, newer abrasion-resistant cutters, and bit designs matched to your specific project lower drilling cost with
- higher average ROP
- greater stability
- greater durability.
Diamond volume management (DVM) increases mechanical and hydraulic efficiency for faster drilling and longer section lengths. Based on DVM, these ultrastable, light-set bits increase drilling efficiency without compromising bit and BHA stability.
Our engineers developed a group of cutters for the specific wear issues you encounter. This is the optimum balance between cutter durability and cutter effectiveness with a lower probability of fracture. Quantec cutters stay sharper longer with increased abrasion resistance and durability.
Operator saves nearly $1 million
A North Sea operator used a 12 1/4 in. QD507X for a hard-chalk-and-limestone formation. The challenge was to drill an S-shape well to section TD; drill vertical section to 1,535 m, kickoff to 19 deg, and drop back to 0.
Quantec PDC with patented depth-of-cut control technology, which eliminated vibration, drilled this section in One Fast Run™. Stick-slip was not recorded either. ROP of 30 m/hr was 130% faster than the offset of 13 m/hr. The operator saved 2.7 days compared with plan and 950,000 USD.