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PDC Dull Grading PDC Dull Grading

Cutting Structure Description of cutter


PDCDullGradingSystemStructure
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Cutting Structure Description of cutter
wear/damage
Cutter wear is measured on a numbered scale
0 = no wear/damage
8 = no diamond remaining
I Inner - record the average wear on the inner
2/3 of the bits radius 0 to 8
CuttingStructure B G Remarks
Inner Outer
Primary
Dull
Location
Bearings
"X"
Gage
(mm)
Other
Dull
Reason
Pulled
I O D L B G O R
2/3 of the bit s radius 0 to 8
O Outer - record the average wear on the outer
1/3 of the bits radius 0 to 8
D Primary Dull Condition
A two letter code to indicate the cutting structures A two letter code to indicate the cutting structure s
primary or dominant dull characteristic
BF - Bond Failure BT - Broken Teeth/Cutters
CR Cored CT - Chipped Teeth/Cutters
DL Cutter Delamination LT - Lost Teeth/Cutters
RO- Ring Out WT - Worn Teeth/Cutters
NO- No Dull Characteristic
Other Dull Characteristics
BF Bond Failure BT Broken Cutters
L Location
Denotes the area of the bit where the primary dull
condition is located
C cone N Nose
S shoulder G gauge
A all
BF - Bond Failure BT - Broken Cutters
BU - Balled Up CR - Cored
CT - Chipped Teeth/Cutters DL Cutter Delam
ER Erosion HC - Heat Checking
JD - Junk Damage LM - Lost Matrix
LN - Lost Nozzle LT - Lost Cutters
NO - No Dull Characteristic NR - Not Rerunable
PN - Plugged Nozzle RO - Ring Out
RR Rerunable WO - Washed Out
WT - Worn Cutters
B Bearings
Not applicable to PDC bits always denote with an X
G Gauge
Record gauge measurement with PDC ring gauge
I denotes in gauge
U d d d i
Reason Pulled
BHA - Change BHA CM - Condition Mud
CP - Core Point DMF - Motor Failure
DP - Drill Plug DSF - Drill String Fail
DST - Drill Stem Test DTF - Tool Failure
FM - Formation Change HP - Hole Problems
LIH - Left in Hole LOG - Run Logs
PP - Pump Pressure PR - Penetration Rate
Undergauge measurements recorded in mm
Measurement taken at the point of least wear along
entire length of bits gauge region
O Other Dull Characteristics
A two letter code to indicate an additional dull
characteristic other than the primary dull noted
earlier
p
RIG - Rig Repair TD - Total Depth
TQ Torque TW - Twist Off
WC - Weather Conditions WO - Washout in String
earlier
R Reason Pulled
A two or three letter code to indicate the reason for
pulling the bit out of the hole.