Bits & Drilling Tools Fundamentals

Technology training for customers

Drilling engineers, operators, geologists, and other industry personnel—join us to learn the fundamentals of drill bits and drilling tools from Smith Bits and Schlumberger engineers and experts. Together, we’ll discuss drilling tools, PDC bits, and roller cone bits, including their manufacturing process and dull grading characteristics.

Day 1: PDC Bit Technology

• Design and terminology • IDEAS drillbit design platform
• PDC design concepts • PDC manufacturing tour
• PDC cutters • Engineering laboratory tour

Day 2: Roller Cone Bit Technology

• Design and terminology • Dull grading
• Cutting elements • Bearings and seals

Day 3: Drilling Tool Technology

• Introduction to drilling tools • Impact tools
• Borehole enlargement • Whipstocks

Event Dates & Details

January 9–11, 2017
Drilling Group—Rankin Campus
1310 Rankin Road
Houston, TX 77073
Daily Agenda
8–8:30 a.m.: Meet and greet with light breakfast
8:30 a.m.–noon: Morning session
Noon–1 p.m.:Lunch served
1–5 p.m.: Afternoon session