Schlumberger Unveils Unique Ridge Shaped Drill Bits

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Tungsten Carbide InsertFORT WORTH, TX: Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company and a provider of integrated project management and information solutions, unveils 3D AxeBlade ridged diamond element bit, with increased cutting efficiency to improve steering response in directional applications.

 AxeBlade bit combines the shearing action of a conventional Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) cutter with the crushing action of a Tungsten Carbide Insert (TCI) cutter, to achieve at least 22 percent deeper penetration in steering response and provide higher instantaneous rate of penetration. The higher frontal impact resistance of the AxeBlade bit plays a main role in maintaining the ROP throughout the run, which in turn enhances the control in directional applications

The 3D cutting element delivers better trajectory with reduced reactive torque fluctuation in drilling operations, requiring 30 percent less force. “The drillbit market is performance-driven and seeks PDC bits that provide differentiated performance in ROP,” says Murat Aksoy, President, Bits & Drilling Tools, Schlumberger. This cutting efficiency delivered by the AxeBlade bit helps customer’s to reduce their cost of drilling operations. In addition, the AxeBlade bit has been practically tested in a variety of applications, and it is found to result in an enhanced toolface control, compared to that of the offset runs.