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An international oil company operating in the South China Sea chose Baker Hughes as the sole drill bit supplier for its fourth deepwater well in 2009.
The fourth well reached total depth (TD) in 23 days. The operator’s three previous offset wells had been drilled by other companies and reached TD in 76, 41 and 25 days, respectively.
Baker Hughes outperformed the other companies with rate of penetration (ROP) that was 38% higher than the best offset well (third well) drilled by another company.
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