Varel International introduces SlipStream RC Pro completion drill bits
Varel International has launched SlipStream RC Pro completion roller cone drill bits.
CARROLLTON, Texas – Varel International has launched SlipStream RC Pro completion roller cone drill bits. Designed for the fast and effective drill out of frac plugs, SlipStream RC Pro drill bits incorporate a hybrid cutting structure matched specifically to the distribution of high hardness, high abrasion, and elastic or plastic materials found in such plugs.
This industry-first completion product utilizes an array of the company’s proprietary technologies, including patent-pending hybrid cutting action combining tungsten carbide insert outer rows and mill tooth inner rows; elastomeric components specifically engineered to provide enhanced resistance to attack by common completion chemicals; and a patented high energy journal bearing sealing system, along with a patented pressure attenuation journal bearing design.
The company says the combination of an outer cutting structure comprising patented HET tungsten carbide inserts and a tightly spaced inner cutting structure with DuraClad mill tooth technology provides different drilling actions targeted to the assorted materials within the frac plug.