Stabil Drill’s Ghost Reamer tool for shale drilling eliminates wiper trips
Stabil Drill, a Superior Energy Servicescompany, has introduced the Stabil Drill Ghost Reamer for horizontal shale drilling.
Ghost Reamer, an eight-bladed polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) reamer, allows the wellbore to be cleaned and cleared on rigs with a top drive by back reaming and on rigs without a top drive by pulling out to the top of the curve and then rotating forward until reaching total depth, which eliminates wiper trips – saving time and money.
“Customers were coming to us with issues of getting out of the hole when drilling with a motor in horizontal shale wells,” Donnie Williams, tool developer for Stabil Drill, said. “Our years of field and developmental experience allowed us to develop a solution for doglegs, ledges and cutting beds.”
Within the last few months, the Ghost Reamer has been used in more than 100 shale applications.