July 2023
Special focus: Permian basin technology

Utilizing electronic data captured at the bit improves PDC design and drilling performance

A sensor at a PDC bit measures downhole dysfunction and is used in combination with an automated dull grading system to calculate bit damage. The high-frequency data enable engineers to determine the bit design changes required to improve drilling efficiency.
Carlos Galarraga / Halliburton Gabe Gusey / CrownQuest Derek Wade / Halliburton Andrew Allen / Halliburton
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