Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Location Doha, Qatar
Start17 Apr 2019
End18 Apr 2019
Discipline Drilling Engineering
Duration2 Days
CostUSD 1,800.00
Delivery Mechanism Classroom
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Drill Bits and Hydraulics

The purpose of this course will be to give the participants an in depth knowledge of the IADC Drill Bit Classification system, nomenclature, and dull grade reporting procedures.  Participants will learn about the two major classes of drill bit commonly used in oilfield drilling.  Participants will review drill bit design, drill bit cutting structures, and they will perform drill bit application exercises.  The importance of drill bit hydraulics in the drilling process will be reviewed and use of hydraulic calculation software and applications will be highlighted.

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  • Prerequisites
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  • Agenda

    Day 1

    Drill Bit Types and Technology

    • Bit types and classes
    • Rock-bit Technology
    • IADC drill bit classification
    • Drill bit hydraulics

    On the first day of this course, participants will learn about the different drill bit types and technologies.   Rock-bit technology will be discussed to include the topics of design, bearing, seals, cutting mechanics, and application.  IADC bill classification for IADC nomenclature will also be covered.  The day will end with a discussion on minimizing risks with rock bits and drill bit hydraulics.

    Day 2

    Fixed Cutter and IADC Drill Bit Dull Grading

    • Fixed cutter drill bit technology
    • IADC drill bit dull grading
    • Practical dull grading exercise      

    The second and final day of this course will cover fixed cutter drill bit technology and IADC drill bit dull grading.  Fixed cutter drill bit technology will include discussions over terminology, drilling mechanics, PDC drill bit design, PDC cutters, and PDC drill bit cutting structures.  Attendees will participate in fixed cutter bit application exercises.  The second half of this day will focus on IADC drill bit dull grading.  Participants will learn about the theory and reporting of IADC drill bit dull grading and then will participate in dull grading exercises. 

  • Audience

    Junior Drilling Engineers, Junior Well and Operations engineers, as well as other personnel involved in well planning and drilling.

  • Prerequisites

    Participants should have a general understanding of drilling operations, oilfield mathematics, and geology.

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    Doha, located on the Persian Gulf, is the capital city of the state of Qatar.


    Doha is home to a number of sports stadiums, many of which were renovated in preparation for the 15th Asian Games, held in December 2006. Doha also hosted the 3rd West Asian Games in December 2005. Doha is also expected to host the 2011 Asian Indoor Games; Doha will also host the finals for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. Qatar is aiming to be the region's sports capital.

    Doha International Airport is Qatar's only international airport. It is the hub of Qatar Airways, and is served by many other international airlines.

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