Hole Openers

Hole Openers

UDS International makes and supplies high-grade fixed cutter and replaceable cutter hole openers, suitable for working in a wide range of ground conditions on oil and gas, waterwell and HDD drilling projects and for mining exploration and production applications.

The cutters are precision-machined from a single-piece body. Open path sections optimize flow rates, and jets with replaceable nozzles continuously clean the tool’s cutting structure, maintaining a clean tool area to increase penetration.

Quality seals and bearings are used to give the cutter superior reliability, and the tools’ advanced design and robust construction allow drilling for longer intervals.

The cutters are also fitted with a replaceable front stabilizer ring made from TCI with diamond coating (PDC) for significantly improved wear resistance.

The cutters are held in place using a unique cutter retention system, improving safety of the overall drilling operation.

Each tool can be made to fit any drilling machine. UDS keeps a range of cutter components in stock, adding these to the tailor-made body of the Hole Opener, ensuring the fast delivery of a solution that meets your needs.

All UDS Hole Opener connections are made from alloy-hardened steel and to the relevant API standards.

UDS Hole Opener Key Features:
  • Precision-machined from a solid body of hardened-alloy steel
  • Open path sections and jets with replaceable nozzles maintain a clean tool area and increase penetration rates
  • Replaceable diamond-coated TCI front stabilizer ring improves wear resistance
  • Unique cutter retention system improves safety
  • Tailor made for any project requirements
  • Options available for all ground conditions
  • Suitable for oil and gas, waterwell and HDD drilling, and mining exploration and production applications
  • Made to relevant API standards.