A range of drill bits, either steel- or matrix-bodied, featuring fixed PDC cutters that minimize wear on cutting structures for higher ROP. Designed in our advanced drillbit design platform, Smith PDC bits are optimized for dynamic stability across a wide range of demanding vertical and directional drilling applications.
Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) drill bits deliver premium performance and durability for a wide range of standard drilling applications. These matrix- and steel-bodied bits incorporate the latest cutter technology, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), enhanced hydraulics, and various structure geometries to maximize ROP.
Drill farther and more efficiently with less wear and greater stability by using specialized cutters that do what conventional PDC cutters cannot. Learn more
For both push- and point-the-bit rotary steerable systems (RSSs), Smith PDC drill bits improve performance and reduce risk to keep directional wells on target.
Every directional PDC bit achieves directional certification through the IDEAS integrated drillbit design platform, meaning dynamic stability across a wide range of directional applications. Directional PDC bits are modified for specific applications, so the possibility of unstable bit design is eliminated. Blade count, cutter layout, and hydraulic configuration are all optimized for full bottomhole coverage, higher loads per cutter, and maximum ROP.
Drill curve and long lateral sections efficiently in shale plays with application-specific PDC bits.
Maintain high ROP in hard, abrasive formations.
Drill while casing with an alloy PDC bit that can be drilled out after cementing.
Maintain borehole quality in vertical and directional applications.
Customize PDC bits for motor and rotary steerable applications.
Overcome the challenges of Russian applications with specifically-engineered PDC bits.
Achieve high-quality hole opening at an aggressive ROP, even in more consolidated formations.
Maximize performance in rotary applications with dual-diameter drift and drill reamer.
Optimize performance during plug milling operations.