HOUSTON – September 18, 2017 – Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) today announced the release of GeoTech HE™, a
robust drill bit that incorporates new features and materials to deliver enhanced performance and increased
reliability in today’s high energy drilling systems characterized by very high weight-on-bit and drilling
Recent years have seen advances in drilling equipment and practices that have enabled operators to
significantly increase energy and drilling speed to reduce costs. As a result, drill bits experience higher
forces that challenge traditional design theory and materials and significantly increase risk of damage to
the bit body material and API connection.
GeoTech HE (high energy) bits are built to function in these challenging conditions. Both the matrix and
steel platforms incorporate unique design geometries and features focused on high energy systems. The new
matrix body incorporates a blend of materials and the new steel body is machined from an advanced alloy
material. Both are formulated for increased strength and durability under high torsional and axial loads.
"The launch of GeoTech HE positions us to drive superior levels of performance in the field as we
listen and respond to help our customers meet their drilling objectives," said Scott Regimbald, vice
president of Halliburton Drill Bits & Services. "As our customers remain focused on reducing
costs, we see increased activity in high energy drilling applications to drill faster and longer
Each bit begins with Halliburton’s Design at the Customer Interface Process (DATCI) which deploys a global
network of technical experts who engage directly with customers for optimization of bit design for a
specific application. This process accelerates development and eliminates the lengthy and expensive trial
and error approach.
For an operator in the Williston Basin, GeoTech HE drill bits reliably increased drilling speed and
decreased the number of days to drill a lateral by 14 percent. Introduction of the new technology helped
increase reliability by reducing the occurrence of high energy bit damage resulting in zero failure rates
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products
and services to the energy industry. With approximately 50,000 employees representing 140 nationalities,
and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry
throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to
drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization. Visit the
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