One of our UK customer had a bit. They have used it with great success. The wanted to add a sleeve on this 17” 1/2 matrix bit to increase the gauge length by 16″. This requires a custom made sleeve to fit the bit design, to remove the existing bit upper section, to replace it by an extended upper section weld it to the bit. The bit was delivered on the Friday 21st of April. The team worked week-ends, days and nights and the bit was shipped back to the North Sea on the 1st of May, a Saturday. The bit arrived in Aberdeen 12 hours later, through an hot shot truck. A special boat has been organized to bring the bit the same day to the rig offshore. Just in time to be made up on the BHA and to be run in hole. The dedication of the team and the service to the customer help achieving this great success !

and after modification