BlueFire Drilling Technology Poised for Gains
Improved designs show potential for substantial time and cost savings
HOUSTON -- July 11, 2013
BlueFire Equipment Corporation (OTCBB: BLFR) announced today that field
testing of its proprietary polycrystalline diamond cutter (PDC) drill bits has
exceeded company expectations.
BlueFire’s exclusive technology provides the potential for higher rates of
penetration (ROP) and longer bit runs in hard rock formations and shales.
BlueFire Equipment Corporation Chairman and CEO William A. Blackwell said,
“U.S. drilling companies continue to seek out and employ new technologies to
improve performance and effectiveness. Culminating years of research and
development, BlueFire has taken a ground up approach to redesigning the PDC
bit to help meet these needs.”
In order to improve performance and reduce drilling costs per foot cost,
BlueFire bits employ large cutter face volumes for rapid drilling of shales,
sandstones, limestones and sticky clays. These bits utilize premium PDC
cutters for improved ROP and are designed with computational fluid dynamics
(CFD) directed ports to accelerate cleaning and optimize cooling of large
diameter PDC cutters. Company findings indicate a decrease of more than 30
percent in temperature on the cutting surfaces, drastically reducing cutter
wear and extending the life of the bit.
Conventional bits use nozzles that eject drilling fluid into the well bottom
resulting in a general application and uneven distribution at the point of
contact. BlueFire’s bit design employs strategically aligned nozzles to
concentrate high-pressure jet steams directly on the cutting edge, lubricating
the interface between the cutters and the rock formation being drilled.
Furthermore, improved cleaning and scouring action facilitates removal of
cuttings. The result is a bit that runs cleaner and cooler.
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About BlueFire Equipment Corporation (BLFR)
BlueFire Equipment Corporation designs and manufactures proprietary drilling
technologies for use in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the
United States. It sells and leases various sizes of polycrystalline diamond
cutter (PDC) drill bits to drilling contractors and oil and gas companies.
Major exploration and production companies include ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), BP
(NYSE: BP), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). BlueFire Equipment Corporation was
founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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BlueFire Equipment Corporation
William Blackwell, 866-713-3700
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