Energy Transmission of Down-Hole Hammer Tool and Its Conditionality
By analyzing the efficiency of transmission of impact energy in down-hole hammers and its affecting factors, it has been revealed that the percussive action of down-hole hammers can greatly increase the rate of penetration in shallow well drilling, but its efficiency will be deeply decreased in very deep well drilling. Further analysis showed that there exists a reasonable mass matching of the piston to the bit for different formations. Meanwhile, in an effort to effectively transmit the impact energy from rotary-percussive drilling, it is suggested that the roller-conical bits widely used in petroleum industry and the recently developed flat-fixed PDC bits should be changed into parabolic-fixed diamond enhanced bits.
X. Li et al., "Energy Transmission of Down-Hole Hammer Tool and Its Conditionality," Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition), vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 109 - 113, Elsevier, Feb 2000.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Bit Design; Down-Hole Hammer; Efficiency; Impact Energy
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01 Feb 2000