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Title: Redesigned PDC bit solves low hydraulic hp problems

Abstract

A new PDC bit design was created to solve a problem a drilling contractor had due to hydraulic horsepower limitations on rigs used in a particular geographical area. The new bit design, which arose from a formal alliance between Exeter Drilling Co. and Hughes Christensen Co. has greatly improved bit cleaning and overall drilling efficiency in applications where only low hydraulic hp is available. The new design has been run successfully in the Denver-Julesburg (D-J) basin of Colorado. The development was described in detail in paper IADC/SPE 35109, ``Unique PDC bit configuration dramatically improves hole cleaning, drilling efficiency in low hydraulic applications,`` presented by G.J. Hertzler III, Exeter Drilling Co. and J.T. Wankier, Hughes Christensen Co., at the 1996 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, New Orleans, La., March 12--15. This article is an abstract of that paper, which contains significantly more technical data.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
390108
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: World Oil; Journal Volume: 217; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; DRILL BITS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; OIL WELLS; CUTTINGS REMOVAL; NATURAL GAS WELLS; WELL DRILLING

Citation Formats

NONE. Redesigned PDC bit solves low hydraulic hp problems. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
NONE. Redesigned PDC bit solves low hydraulic hp problems. United States.
NONE. Sat . "Redesigned PDC bit solves low hydraulic hp problems". United States.
@article{osti_390108,
title = {Redesigned PDC bit solves low hydraulic hp problems},
author = {NONE},
abstractNote = {A new PDC bit design was created to solve a problem a drilling contractor had due to hydraulic horsepower limitations on rigs used in a particular geographical area. The new bit design, which arose from a formal alliance between Exeter Drilling Co. and Hughes Christensen Co. has greatly improved bit cleaning and overall drilling efficiency in applications where only low hydraulic hp is available. The new design has been run successfully in the Denver-Julesburg (D-J) basin of Colorado. The development was described in detail in paper IADC/SPE 35109, ``Unique PDC bit configuration dramatically improves hole cleaning, drilling efficiency in low hydraulic applications,`` presented by G.J. Hertzler III, Exeter Drilling Co. and J.T. Wankier, Hughes Christensen Co., at the 1996 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, New Orleans, La., March 12--15. This article is an abstract of that paper, which contains significantly more technical data.},
doi = {},
journal = {World Oil},
number = 6,
volume = 217,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1996},
month = {Sat Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1996}
}