The main benefit – and the reason why we picked up the thruster – was due to some severe vibrations at around 4,500-5,000’ on the first two runs. In that zone, thruster drilled much better, higher ROP, no vibrations, and eliminated a trip – about 12 hours of savings and one bit rental.
The Mechanical Thruster provides a consistent force to the bit by balancing hydraulics (differential pressure) and mechanics (weight on bit). This balance provides smooth energy transfer to the bit—even in erratic situations.
We don’t just sell tools – we partner with you to increase effectiveness. We analyze BHA, well profile and drilling performance requirements and discuss specific objectives with your drilling team. This ensures you get optimal performance from the Mechanical Thruster.
In order to facilitate the ever-evolving tortuous wellbore geometry and growing lateral lengths, the MT3X has been developed to significantly increase downhole reliability. As operators continue to push the limits in extreme conditions, Cougar’s Mechanical Thruster aims to reduce risks.