Remember me | Forgot password
For full content view: Log in Now!
PDC bit design has evolved dramatically from its primitive origins in the early 1970s. Along with the concurrent development of man-made diamond, which resulted in the mass production of Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) and Thermally Stable Polycrystalline Diamond (TSP or “diamond grit”), the fixed-cutter PDC bit has become the preferred choice 35 years after its first field deployment. PDC bit evolution can be attributed to vast improvement in cutter composition, geometry and distribution. According to one bit salesman who has been around long enough to know, “The industry saw fixed cutters pass roller cones in total market share last year, and PDCs continue to push ahead in share of worldwide operations and in feet drilled.”
Besides showcasing the new bit designs for this year, this article also focuses on recent developments in bit-design patent battles, proprietary bit-design software and the innovative solutions spawned by those designs...
This area of the site is restricted.
In order to gain access, please either Log
In, or subscribe to World Oil.
Two options are available to you for creating an account.
1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.
Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.
2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate
and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber
you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and
free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:
Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.
If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email CustomerService@worldoil.com.
World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.
Noordwijk - June 5-7
San Antonio, TX - June 6-6
London - June 10-13
All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2013 World Oil. © 2013 Gulf Publishing Company.