A Study of Rock-Bit Interaction and Wellbore Deviation

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D. Ma, J. J. Azar

Drilling Research Projects, Petroleum Engineering Department, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. 74104-3189

J. Energy Resour. Technol 108(3), 228-233 (Sep 01, 1986) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231270 History: Received July 17, 1984; Revised May 22, 1986; Online October 22, 2009


An overall analysis of wellbore deviation is presented. A theoretical study in side-cutting mechanism and side-cutting ability of roller cone bits is described. A full-scale drilling rig and a specifically designed cradle system for measuring rock-bit interaction forces are used to perform the experimental portion of this paper.

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