pdc bit

Drilling Minute – PDC Bit Overview

Ever since prehistoric times, mankind has built millions of tools used to make holes. But is there one bit to rule them all? In this Drilling Minute, we’ll discuss the most prevalent type of oil & gas drill bit today – the PDC drill bit.

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Bapetco Reaches TD with Ulterra’s 8.5″ U616M, Cost Savings of ~$130K

Drilling in Western Egypt

Drilling with Bapetco, a joint venture between Shell and the Egyptian General Petroleum Cooperation, in Western Egypt involves drilling through multiple formations in the 12.25” and 8.5’’ sections. Starting off with chalky limestone in the Apolonia and Khoman formations in the 12.25” section, then interbedded formation in Abu Rawash Members (shale, limestone, and sandstone), and finishing the hole in the Bahareya in a sandstone formation in the 8.5’’ section. Typically, in this area, it takes at least one bit per section on a motor or RSS assembly to complete the well.

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