NOV Mud Motors, also known as positive displacement mud motors, are downhole drilling tools used in directional drilling to create the torque necessary to turn the drill bit. These motors are powered by the mud flow that is pumped down the drill string and through the motor.
The basic design of a mud motor includes a rotor and stator assembly, which work together to create a positive displacement action that generates torque. As the mud flows through the motor, the stator compresses the fluid and creates a rotating force that turns the rotor. The rotor is attached to the drill bit, which allows the entire assembly to rotate and drill into the formation.
NOV Mud Motors are available in a range of sizes and configurations, depending on the specific drilling application and the desired level of torque. They are commonly used in horizontal and directional drilling operations, where precise control of the drill bit is necessary to navigate through the rock formation. Mud motors can also help to reduce the amount of drilling time and the associated costs by allowing the drill bit to move in a more efficient and controlled manner.