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If you’re using conventional bits to drill through interbedded formations, stick-slip is costing you in terms of tool failures and slow ROP.

And it’s because conventional ‘dumb’ bit designs have a fixed depth-of-cut (DOC) control setting that’s optimized for only a single formation. While the bit might drill smoothly in some areas, its DOC can become too aggressive as it transitions into other areas, leading to stick-slip and impact damage. And staying in a conservative, low-ROP operating window should be your last resort instead of your best option.

The TerrAdapt™ drill bit adapts to the changing formations, adjusting DOC control to manage its own aggressiveness and mitigate-stick slip with no interaction from surface. It also absorbs shocks and helps prevent damage to the bit and BHA. The result: longer tool life and faster, more consistent ROP.

Don’t ask a ‘dumb’ bit to work harder. Choose a bit that works smarter.

Contact us today to learn how the industry’s first adaptive drill bit can transform your drilling efficiency and performance.

On March 14, 2017 Danielle Fuselier, Product Line Manager, Diamond Bit Technology discusses the TerrAdapt adaptive drill bit with Drilling Contractor at the SPE IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Case History

TerrAdapt Adaptive Drill Bit Mitigated Stick-Slip, Increased Efficient Drilling Time by 45% and Boosted ROP by 27%

An operator in Reeves County, Texas was experiencing erratic drilling performance in 12¼-in. intermediate sections running...

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Press Release

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2017-- Baker Hughes announced today the commercial release of its TerrAdaptâ„¢ adaptive drill bit, which can deliver dramatic improvements in drilling economics by using automation...

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contact Danielle Fuselier
Baker Hughes Representative
+1.281.363.6119
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