Course NumberCH-02-621W
PDH Hours2
Introduction to Oil Well Drill Bits

Webinar: Introduction to Oil Well Drill Bits

Webinar calendar pdhAuthor: Ed Chesny

This Live Webinar course introduces oil well drill bits.

Drill bits are a small but integral part of a drilling industry. It is estimated that $5 billion are spent each year for these tools. They have evolved tremendously from the original cable tools utilized originally and continue to change dramatically as the competitive nature of the business grows.

To obtain optimum performance drilling a well preparations are needed to select and utilize the drilling bits which fits the needs of economically exploiting the subsurface reservoir and moving product to the surface where it can be safely contained and processed for sale. The bit at the bottom of the drilled hole is connected by drill collars, drill pipe, and steering equipment to surface rig equipment which power and facilitate operations.

This course introduces the basic types of oil well drill bits, their various parts and how they are designed to perform under a wide range in downhole rock conditions. It also addresses the specialty tools that make up to the bit to optimize the desired drilling rate and direction while handling cutting evacuation, cooling, and creating horsepower at the bit.

This course covers:

  • Physical and design limitations to drilling process and pump materials.
  • The many different types of bit design that have evolved to cut rock formations of variable hardness.
  • The design elements and considerations critical to drill bit performance.
  • The design differences between the major types of drill bits.
  • That component parts of the most common roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits.
  • Practical operator expectations for the many types of drill bits in use.
  • The problematic downhole conditions that can adversely affect drilling performance. Such as:
    • Gas Entry
    • Broken Cutters
    • Bit Erosion
    • Bit Balling
    • Gauge Wear
    • Plugged Nozzles

Learning Objectives

This Live Webinar course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Requirement Choices for Drill Bits in Preparation to Drill a Well
  • Functions of a Drill Bit
  • Many Types of Drill Bits
  • Parts of a Drilling Bit
  • Learn Steps Needed to Drill an Oil Well Rapidly, Cost Effectively, and Under Control
  • Learn the Basic Downhole Equipment Systems that Supplement Bits in Order to Drill an Oil Well
  • Provide some Historical Background on the various Drill Bit Types, how they have Evolved over Time, and how Manufacturers Continually Work to Improve them.
  • How Bits are Designed to Stringent Standards for Perform under Specific Bottomhole Conditions.

Note: This is a live webinar delivered via GoToMeeting. Login instructions will be emailed to you 24-48 hours prior to the webinar and the morning of the webinar. If you have not received your instructions for any reason please call customer support the day of the event. Webinars are live and interactive and students will have the ability to directly interact with and ask questions of the presenter.

We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.