ApplicationNo. 06/104277 filed on 12/17/1979
US Classes:175/323, Helix or helically arranged structure175/406Noncutting portion forwardly of cutting portion (e.g., reamer)
ExaminersPrimary: Leppink, James A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesE21B 10/26 (20060101)
E21B 17/00 (20060101)
E21B 10/44 (20060101)
E21B 10/00 (20060101)
E21B 17/16 (20060101)
E21B 17/22 (20060101)
E21B 17/10 (20060101)
AbstractFor use in a drilling string, the preferred and illustrated embodiment depicts a drill collar to be placed in the lower parts of the drill string for straightening the hole. The preferred embodiment utilizes a generally square drill collar with a thick or heavy wall. It is square in cross section along the greater portion of its length, the four corners being slightly rounded to a specified diameter on rotation, and the four lengthwise corners of the regular cross section are all reinforced with hardfacing material to a specified depth, typically tungsten carbide. The four edges abrade the bore hole as the drill string penetrates the earth. In addition, the lower end of the tubular body includes lengthwise flutes in the form known on a stabilizer to guide the hole straightening device into the hole to be reamed by operation of the device.