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Varel International | Date: 2015-12-18

A cleaned component having a polycrystalline structure, a method and apparatus for cleaning a leached component to form the cleaned component, and a method for determining the effectiveness of cleaning the leached component. The cleaned component includes a leached layer that has at least a portion of by-product materials removed. The by-product materials were deposited into the leached layer during a leaching process that formed the leached layer. The apparatus and method for cleaning includes a tank, a cleaning fluid placed within the tank, and at least a portion of the leached layer immersed into the cleaning fluid. Optionally, a transducer emits ultrasonic waves into the leached layer. The method for determining the effectiveness of cleaning includes cleaning the leached component to form the cleaned component, measuring one or more capacitance values of the cleaned component, repeating the cleaning and the measuring until achieving a stable lower limit capacitance value.


A system and method of fabricating a percussion tool that includes one or more surfaces modified using the ferritic nitrocarburization process. The percussion tool includes a piston positioned in sliding contact within a casing. The piston includes an inner wall and an outer wall, where the inner wall defines a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough. The outer wall is positioned in close fitting relationship with an internal surface of the casing. One or more surfaces of at least one of the casings internal surface and/or the pistons outer wall are modified using the ferritic nitrocarburization process.


A short matrix drill bit is disclosed along with methods of manufacturing the same. The Short drill matrix bit includes a combination shank/blank bonded to a matrix. The combination shank/blank includes a blank portion and a shank portion, which are formed as a unitary component. The combination shank and blank may also include an outer layer formed along at least a portion of the combination shank/blank. In some instances, the outer layer is nickel plating, or some other suitable material, which facilitates wetting of the binder material used to form the matrix.


Patent
Varel International | Date: 2017-02-15

A drill bit for drilling a hole in an earth formation includes a bit body and a blade extending from the bit body. The blade has a leading section, a top section, and a plurality of transition sections extending between the leading section and the top section. The drill bit further includes a plurality of cutters. Each cutter is positioned in a respective cutter pocket formed. Each cutter extends beyond the top section of the blade, and each transition section of the blade is between adjacent cutter pockets. The drill bit further includes a plurality of abrasion resistant inserts. Each abrasion resistant insert is positioned in a respective insert pocket formed in the blade. The plurality of abrasion resistant inserts are designed to cut into an earth formation. At least a portion of each abrasion resistant insert is disposed at a respective transition section of the blade.


Patent
Varel International | Date: 2015-04-22

A roller cutter drill bit with mixed bearing types includes a bit body (12) with at least one journal facet (36) and a cavity facet (34). A cavity extends into the bit body from the cavity facet (34). The bit body is configured to rotate about a bit axis (14) during drilling. A journal extends outward from the at least one journal facet (36). A first rotatable cutter (16) that supports a first plurality of cutting structures (23) has a journal portion received by the cavity. A second rotatable cutter (18) that supports a second plurality of cutting structures (23) has a cavity portion that receives the journal.


Patent
Varel International | Date: 2016-02-08

A method for drilling out a plug includes directing a hybrid rotary cone drill bit having a plurality of rotary cones into a borehole lined with a casing. A body of the plug is drilled out using milled teeth formed in the hybrid rotary cone drill bit. A slip of the plug is drilled out using cutter inserts secured into the rotary cone where the slip contacts the casing. The drilled out plug is directed up the borehole using a drilling fluid.


Patent
Varel International | Date: 2015-04-10

A drill bit for drilling a hole in an earth formation includes a bit body and a blade extending from the bit body. The blade has a leading section, a top section, and a plurality of transition sections extending between the leading section and the top section. The drill bit further includes a plurality of cutters. Each cutter is positioned in a respective cutter pocket formed. Each cutter extends beyond the top section of the blade, and each transition section of the blade is between adjacent cutter pockets. The drill bit further includes a plurality of abrasion resistant inserts. Each abrasion resistant insert is positioned in a respective insert pocket formed in the blade. The plurality of abrasion resistant inserts are designed to cut into an earth formation. At least a portion of each abrasion resistant insert is disposed at a respective transition section of the blade.


Patent
Varel International | Date: 2015-08-26

A fixed cutter bit for milling a frac plug includes a body and a face. The face includes a base surface and a plurality of cutter support structures extending from the base surface. Each cutter support structure has a peripheral portion and an inner portion disposed radially internal of the peripheral portion. At least one first-type cutter is supported by each peripheral portion; at least one second-type cutter is supported by each inner portion. The first type cutter is adapted to mill a harder material than the second-type cutter, and the first-type is different from the second-type.


Patent
Varel International | Date: 2015-09-02

An apparatus and method for manufacturing a downhole tool. The cemented matrix material is formed from a metal powder, a shoulder powder, and a binder material, wherein the metal powder and/or the shoulder powder includes at least one of stainless steel powder, nickel powder, cobalt powder, iron powder, or powders of other suitable metals or alloys, or a combination of such mentioned powders.


Patent
Varel International | Date: 2016-03-23

An apparatus that includes one or more flow channels and method for fabricating such flow channels. The apparatus includes a body, one or more blades from one end of the body, and a corresponding gauge section disposed adjacently and in alignment with a respective blade. Each gauge section includes a leading section, a trailing section, a face section extending from one end of the leading section to an end of the trailing section, and at least one flow channel extending from the leading edge section to at least one of the trailing edge section or the face section.

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