OGV Energy interview Marc Modersitzki – Marketing Director – US Synthetic, at OTC 2019, Houston. For more industry news and media updates visit http://www.ogvenergy.co.uk/
Jerry Lee reports on the development of Weatherford’s latest advancement in underreamer technology, the RipTide RFID.
The premium cutter blocks on the RipTide drilling reamer are designed as a single set to evenly distribute the work, ensuring a smooth, concentric underreamed hole. Photo from Weatherford. While drillbits have evolved to keep up with the demands of drilling challenging wells, most underreamer technology used to enlarge the well has not. A new version of Weatherford’s RipTide RFID (radio-frequency identification) drilling reamer aims to narrow the gap.
Extreme operating and environmental conditions, such as high and varying load, high temperature, high or varying speed, and less than ideal lubricating fluids can cause excessive wear, damage, and even failure in conventional thrust bearings. This paper discusses the advantages of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bearings operating in boundary, mixed-mode and hydrodynamic lubrication regimes.
Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bearings are designed for severe conditions where contaminated fluids, high and varying loads and speeds, and elevated temperatures cause failure in machine components.
Down-hole tools used for drilling oil and gas wells are subjected to harsh environments where abrasive fluids, high loads and speeds, and high temperatures can cause tool components, including thrust bearings, to quickly fail. This paper discusses the advantages that polycrystalline diamond can provide when used as a bearing material in down-hole tools.
Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bearings are designed for use in harsh environments, including process-fluid-lubricated applications such as those in oil and gas drilling turbines.
Valuing human life is a strong foundation in business and in life. US Synthetic, a father-son global enterprise, is based on this culture where employees thrive on learning and experience and use it to bless others around the globe.
In 1978, Bill Pope, a former BYU chemical engineering professor, and his son Louis founded the Orem-based company. US Synthetic is known for manufacturing PCDs (polycrystalline diamond cutters) for oil and gas exploration. But really, the business stretches into much more.
The Development of Open Water-lubricated Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Thrust Bearings for Use in Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Energy MachinesA polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bearing has been developed that will operate successfully in Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) machine applications. PCD bearings represent a new class of bearings that have, heretofore, not been extensively studied. This work makes significant contributions to understanding the performance of these bearings.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Apr 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Utah Genius (www.utahgenius.com), presented by Bateman IP Law Group, KSL and Zions Bank, today announced the winners, including US Synthetic and a number of its employees, of the 2012 Utah Genius Awards at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
US Synthetic Bearings, a creator of synthetic diamond bearings for the energy industry, was selected to form part of the technology showcase at the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, joining companies such as Dow, Bosch, and Lockheed Martin.