PROPER BIT DESIGN IMPROVES PENETRATION RATE IN ABRASIVE HORIZONTAL WELLS

Richard J. Gentges ANR Pipeline Co. Detroit Overall drilling penetration rates nearly tripled, and drill bit life nearly doubled compared to conventional bits when specially designed natural diamond and polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits were used during a seven-well horizontal drilling program. The improvement in drilling performance from better-designed bits lowered drilling costs at ANR Pipeline Co.'s Reed City gas storage field in Michigan.

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