To meet rising demand for application-specific drill bits, higher performance, and greater reliability, the IDEAS integrated drillbit design platform takes a step forward in understanding the rock/cutter interface of a dynamic drilling environment. This design platform takes into account every element of the BHA—drillpipe, MWD and LWD tools, reamers, stabilizers, and rotary steerable systems—resulting in optimized bits and less drilling risk for operators in a matter of hours or days, rather than weeks or months.
Every bit created with this process is considered certified by the IDEAS platform. Each bit undergoes rigorous design evaluation and testing to produce a detailed application analysis of how the bit will perform for a specific drilling program. Operators are given an in-depth analysis of the bit; a description of the drillstring; proposed operating parameters in the formations; and the specific BHA configuration modeled for the well, bit bottomhole pattern, bit center trajectory, weight on bit, and lateral forces and accelerations.
The IDEAS design platform has five basic elements that contribute to optimizing bit selection: