When To Use A Diamond Product

  • When economics dictate
  • Generally, the rate of penetration ultimately determines the economics of the bit run
  • When on-bottom times are important
  • When oil-phase mud systems are used (preferred) -When water-phase systems are used in non-hydrating formations (preferred)
  • When rotating at high speeds (turbine or PDM) -When high bottom hole temperatures are encountered (approx. 300; F and higher) -When drilling in deviated hole section requiring light bit weight -When drilling significantly overbalanced

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