Saber Series PDC Frac Plug Bit
Drilling out today’s modern frac plugs made from fiberglass and rubber should be simple and easy – but it’s not!
PDC is a great option for drilling plugs because they’re extremely durable, which means:
- Fewer bit trips on today’s longer laterals
- Less risk of lost pieces in the hole
HOWEVER…standard round PDC cutters work by shearing the material they are cutting, and while this works very well with rock, round PDC cutters tend to rip rubber plug elements and leave large pieces.
Evolution Drilling Tools has created a solution to this problem. The Saber Series™ PDC frac plug bit uses a proprietary Sabertooth™ shaped PDC cutter. The unique shape and design have less cutter to rubber contact than a traditional round cutter. This means that the Sabertooth™ gouges rubber plugs into small, easy-to-manage pieces, unlike a normal round cutter. Less surface area contact also reduces drill string torque.
The Saber Series™ bit is a”full hole” bit designed to ensure plug parts stay on the bit until plug pieces are a small, easy-to-manage size. Semi-round tungsten carbide gage inserts also protect the bit from interacting with the casing, ensuring that the bit rotates concentrically and that the PDC cutters don’t undergo any impact-related damage.
With today’s multi-stage frac jobs adding more and more plugs….avoid the risk. Run the Saber Series™ PDC frac plug bit.
Available in 4 1/2″, 4 5/8″, and 4 3/4″.