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Drill Bits Design, Optimization, and Selection for Enhanced Drilling Performance, Short Course

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  • 1 day


Indeed, the bit is the most basic tool used by the drilling engineer, and the selection of the best bit and bit operating conditions is one of the most basic problems that the drilling engineer faces. 

An extremely large variety of bits are manufactured for different situations encountered during rotary drilling operations. It is important for the drilling engineer to learn the fundamentals of drill bit so that he/she can fully understand the differences among the various bits available. This short course will introduce participants to the current industry practice on drill bit design, optimization and selection for enhanced drilling performance.  


Upon completion of this Drill Bits Design, Optimization, and Selection for Enhanced Drilling Performance programme at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, participants will be able:
  • Identify different bit types
  • Select the most suitable drill bit for certain applications
  • Identify the applications that are not suitable to other bit types
  • Give a proper dull grading which will benefit the operations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Drill Bits
  • Dull Grading for Both PDC and Roller Cones
  • Bit Selection and Optimization
  • Drill Bits Hydraulic


  • Dr. Titus Ntow Ofei
  • Mr. Sabri Mohamed

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Who should attend?

Drilling engineers, drilling representatives, drilling fluid engineers and contractor personnel, drilling supervisors, mud engineers, cementing engineers, tool pushers, managers, data engineers, well engineers, academicians, graduate trainees. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
  • National

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 1 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
RM 810


  • 10% Discount (UTP Alumni, PETRONAS & Group Registration)
  • 20% Discount (Student) 

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