Operators continue to challenge service companies as they take the search for hydrocarbons into greater depths beneath the sea using unconventional methods for extraction. Tools used on drilling rigs must perform in high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) conditions once thought impossible. With temperatures as high as 400°F (204°C), and with pressures up to 207 MPa (20,000-30,000 psi), problems take on a new level of complexity.
Drilling problems and their associated loss of time in well completion and production are costly. The integrity of drilling tools and equipment and their internal components are major factors in minimizing problems on the drilling rig and mitigating costly downtime.
Engineered Seals and Sealing Solutions
Sealing elements are one of the most critical components in drilling tools. CDI designs and manufactures seals, bearings, and other components for drilling tools that optimize tool performance and lower operating costs. Standard sealing solutions are unable to withstand the extreme high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) conditions of the lower depth drilling tools.
Engineered Solutions for Drilling Applications
Whether on land or thousands of feet below the seafloor, drilling contractors must be able to rely on the components that are so critical to tooling performance and uninterrupted operation. Every CDI product is designed using a slate of world-class capabilities, ensuring optimal performance in your critical drilling tooling, including:
- Drilling jars
- Drilling motors
- Drilling bits
- Hole openers
Choosing the Right Materials For The Job
Integration of metal components with plastics and elastomers often solves problems that no single material could. If a composite material does not perform as required, we will develop our own unique material to accomplish your objectives. Combined with in-house testing capabilities such as FEA, mold flow analysis, and simulation capabilities, offers a dynamic and versatile resource engineered to meet your specifications.