Drill bits evolve to the new ‘normal’ in drilling practices

For drill bit suppliers like Drill Bits World, a new normal in drilling practices is something of a “Catch-22.” Drill bits equipped with the latest in technology are drilling further, faster, and with more precision, but in the past, completing a section with one drill bit was considered a decent goal. Today, expectations have moved even higher. Operators are asking for bits that can complete the section in half the time at rates of penetration (ROP) maintaining, on average, 30.5 m/hr (100 ft/hr). The need for pure product toughness combined with newer requirements for meeting the objective at consistently high rates of ROP has led to a transformation in product design.

In revisiting the further, faster, and more precise model, it is understood that there must be some sort of give and take in design components. Increased durability features can adversely affect speed and agility and vice versa. The challenge in the producers’ corner is to find the sweet spot in this tradeoff in directional responsiveness, longevity, and speed. Drill Bits World has adapted to this challenge by adding a new Nitro drill bit to its product line, providing a bit ready to meet the new normal in drilling parameters through advanced bit design.

Drill Bits World has adapted to this challenge by adding a new Nitro Annular Cutter drill bit to its product line, providing a bit ready to meet the new normal in drilling parameters through advanced bit design.

According to the Drill Bits World, bits are required to meet the “new normal” expectations of drilling at extremely high energy levels.

To date, this new design has been used on multiple operations and is considered the top performer in drill bit industry.

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