Mpact® Downhole Motors Sets Another New Drilling Record

Mpact® Downhole Motors Sets Another New Drilling Record

Conroe, Texas - Mpact® Downhole Motors is proud to announce that it set another new Barnett Shale Drilling record on March 11, 2011 using an Mpact® Downhole Motor. The field performance record was for the longest single-run curve & lateral section. The assembly kicked-off at 7600 feet, and drilled 7392 feet through the curve and lateral to a TD of 14,992 feet. The section was drilled in 125.5 hours, for an average rotating and sliding ROP of 58.9 ft/hr.

Details of the record setting event are as follows:

o Devon Energy Corporation

o Field Name: Barnett Shale North

o Location: Denton County, Texas

o Well Name: Biltmore #9H

o Rig Name: Patterson 208

o DD Service Provider: Halliburton - Sperry Directional Drilling

o Hole Size: 8-3/4"

o Bit Type: Halliburton FXD55M

o Mpact Motor Model: 675 7864

The Mpact® Downhole Motor was configured with Mpact's proprietary 7864 performance power section and premium stator elastomer. An 8-5/8" kick pad was incorporated in the assembly, with a 1.6 degree fixed bent housing.

Mpact® Downhole Motors has extensive in-house engineering capabilities that ensure ongoing development of leading edge motor technology that allows the company to achieve record-setting drilling performance and to meet a broad range of application requirements.

Mpact® Downhole Motors has over two decades experience in the design and manufacture of premium quality drilling motors and is a leading independent downhole motor supplier to the North American directional, horizontal and vertical drilling markets. Headquartered in Conroe, Texas, Mpact® Downhole Motors serves customers through four regional service centers and ten district sales offices strategically located throughout the Gulf Coast, Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountain and Appalachian regions.

Reader service inquiries should be forwarded to David Stuart at Mpact® Downhole Motors, 3335 Pollok Drive, Conroe, Texas 77303. Phone: 936-442-2200. Fax: 936-442-2299. E-mail:

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