TerrAdapt Adaptive Drill Bit


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Mitigate stick-slip and impact damage to reduce drilling costs

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.

Baker Hughes Announces the Industry’s First Adaptive Drill Bit

TerrAdapt bit adjusts to downhole conditions autonomously to enable smoother, faster drilling and extend tool life HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 14, 2017-- Baker Hughes announc...

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