Drill bits are crucial in the oil and gas industry. As part of the drilling process, temperatures can reach up to a 1000°C and without efficient cooling, the diamond-cutting layer suffers wear-and-tear thereby reducing its efficiency. Drilling fluids used in these applications are required to ensure enough fluid flows over the active faces of the blade thus providing longer life leading to reduction in capital costs. Using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) applications, it is possible to simulate and visualize the flow patterns critical to optimizing the tool bit design. To learn more on how to model this simulation, contact ENA2 and happy drilling!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019