FINDING POWER IN PERMIAN
The Permian Basin is the largest petroleum-producing basin in the United States, and one of the most
prolific in the world. It is equally famous for its challenging interbedded geology, with operators
experiencing bits that dulled quickly and a limited rate of penetration. Frustrated at its lack of
drilling success in the Permian, one such operator turned to PV Fluid Products for a solution.
Once in touch, we worked closely with the customer to identify their problem areas. Our engineers
and field specialists were on site, working side by side with the client. With our experience on power
sections, and with the history of success in the Permian Basin, we identified the issues and made
recommendations for power section fit criteria, as well as a new high strength, hard rubber nitrile
stator elastomer that would excel in Permian’s conditions: HS88.
With this new set-up, our customer reported a 21% improvement in their rate of penetration, setting a
new record for the area. No longer plagued by bits that dulled quickly, the improved power sections with
HS88 at its core delivered maximum horsepower downhole, and drilled to TD in one run. The customer
preferred our constant communication and expertise in power sections, and we have continued to work closely
to find ways to optimize their performance in the Permian.
When you need a power section partner that you can count on, choose the trusted drilling experts that give
personal service and around-the-clock support. Choose PV Fluid Products and HS88. When It Matters Most.