Bit Design—Top to Bottom

Bit Design—Top to Bottom
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 23
Issue: 2
Publication Date: 06/01/2011

The right bit plays a key role in optimizing ROP, minimizing rig costs and shortening the time between project commissioning and first production. At one time, engineers designed bits based on little more than rough estimates of the characteristics of the rock to be drilled. Today, however, the emergence of high-speed computers has made it possible for bit designers to consider the bit and the entire drilling system in far more detail and in a far more holistic manner than ever before.



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