Intelligent Performance Drilling Tool (IPDT)

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Intelligent vibration damping and drilling optimizing tool

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April 11 2024

Structurally, the SureDrill Intelligent Performance Drilling Tool (IPDT) is similar to a shock-sub, with the addition of a damper section that has programmable stiffness. The damper chamber is filled with a magnetorheological fluid that has electronically controlled viscosity. An integrated motion sensor measures displacement several times per second and changes the damping factor over a 7-to-1 range based on observed drilling conditions.

By keeping tool string damping in the right range for current drilling conditions, the IPDT significantly reduces vibration, maintaining the bit in better contact with the formation and increasing ROP.

Pros & Limitations
Self-contained drilling tool with no calibration or other rig maintenance required
Records vibration data for later download
Optimize drilling parameters by reducing stick slip, axial & lateral vibrations, HFT vibrations & whirl
Adapt to a continuously changing environment
Extend bit & drilling tool life by reduction of BHA tool failure
The IPDT may be located directly above the drilling motor, drill collars or above/in the BHA assembly
The IPDT tool dampens the vibration, whereas the standard bevel spring shock sub is a vibration carrier
Improve overall rate of penetration and creates a smoother borehole
Does not comply with wired drill-pipe applications
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Platform drilling | Exploration drilling | Appraisal drilling | Milling.
Optimize drilling parameters by reducing stick slip, vibrations, HFT vibrations & whirl.
Tool Size: 7.00 in. or 9.50 in. (178 mm or 241 mm) O.D.; 1.89 in. (48 mm) I.D. for 6.75 in. and 7.00 in. O.D., 3.00 in. (76 mm) I.D. for 9.50 in. O.D.
Operating temperature -20 ºC to 150 ºC.
No particular compliance relevance.


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