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PDC Bits

Get premium performance with superior durability

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Workhorse of the oil field

Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits are the workhorses of the oil field. Features such as cutter types, cutter layout, and blade geometry are continuously being evaluated and improved to deliver value and drive down drilling costs. Certification with the IDEAS integrated dynamic design and analysis platform ensures these bits offer optimal performance.

Additionally, the IDEAS platform and field experience show that a single dynamically stable bit design can provide exceptional performance with a variety of drilling systems, especially in directional drilling. The earlier perception was that each type of rotary steerable system (RSS) or steerable motor BHA required its own bit design with highly specialized directional features. Bits with IDEAS platform certification are stable and produce less torque and stick/slip in transitional drilling. The risk of time-consuming and costly trips due to shock and vibration is greatly reduced.

PDC Bits

PDC Cutting Technology

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    FireStorm PDC Bits
    Wear-resistant high-impact PDC cutter technology

    Maintain superior high wear resistance and thermal stability while increasing impact resistance by more than 20%. View link button arrow

PDC Premium Features

  • Aegis armor classing with laser etching background
    Aegis
    Armor cladding

    Drill with 400% more erosion resistance and 40% more blade strength than other bit materials. View link button arrow

  • Closeup of SHARC bit showing PDC cutting structure
    SHARC
    High-abrasion-resistance PDC drill bit

    Extend run life and increase ROP in hard, abrasive formations. View link button arrow

  • Spear Shale-Optimized Steel-Body PDC Bit
    Spear
    Shale-optimized steel-body PDC drill bit

    Efficiently drill curve and long lateral sections in shale plays with application-specific PDC bits. View link button arrow