How Does a Drill Bit Work?


A drill bit is the rotating tool with sharp teeth made of tough material (e.g. steel, tungsten carbide, and/or synthetic or natural diamonds) that cuts, grinds, scrapes and crushes the rock when drilling and is attached at the tip of a drilling mechanism. Rotary drilling is commonly used in drilling for oil and gas and includes a prime mover, drill bit, drilling fluid, drill collar, hoisting apparatus and rotating equipment. This type of drilling derives its power from the prime mover, while the rotating equipment is what moves the whole system and the hoisting equipment lifts the drill pipe into or out of the drilling well. The drill collar places pressure and weight on the drill bit to make it drill through any rock or sediment, and the drilling fluid helps to lubricate the drilling process. There are many types of drill bits depending on the material/s used and design employed. In addition, different configurations achieve┬ávarying results depending on the formation of the drill bits. To find out more, read the full article here…

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