The module was based on multiple PhD thesis. Extensive expertise, bench and field tests validated the theoretical models, in collaboration with major Operators.
PDC bit model software description
Multiple PhD theses are at the origin of the PDC Bit Model. Extensive expertise and diverse bench & field tests have validated the model. Sensitive to rock hardness (UCS) and friction factor, the PDC Bit Model is very detailed.
Our model is based on extensive experimental validation conducted at the MINES ParisTech facilities in Pau (France).
This module helps in the bit choice, a key factor in the directional response of any drilling system. It evaluates the steerability and walking tendency of any PDC bit which are the parameters commonly used by the bit manufacturers. Using BHA Management modules (such as BHA Pre-Analysis and BHA Post-Analysis modules) coupled with the PDC Bit Model module will enhance simulation accuracy.