Drill bit designs evolve to handle new challenges ///

Just when one might think that all the possible innovation in drill bit design has occurred, the industry's manufacturers have proven that thought wrong again, as they unveil yet another round of new products. A smorgasbord of specialty bits, cutters, stabilizers, etc., has been developed to address the latest challenges encountered by operators in the field. These designs involve both PDC and roller cone bits, and they are tailored to everything from rotary steerable drilling systems to casing-while-drilling applications. For specifics, please read the following company summaries.

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