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t e c h n o l o g y
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tricone / diamond products
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For ninety-five years, Hughes Christensen has been at theforefront of drilling technology and innovation. From uniquely engineered and highly reliable products, to the industry’s most extensive and knowledgeable service network, we constantly search
for new ways to provide our customers value that will enhance their business.
“FURTHER, FASTER” captures the essence of what we are trying to do each day as we strive to make our bits last longer anddrill faster. As we have
for over nine decades, we will continue to provide our customers a ”total value” package of knowledge, service
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and products that will enhance their drilling operations.
ONE FAST RUN
One Fast Run seeks to drill the interval faster than prior offsets and complete it in one bit run.
HCC - History Research and Development BETA Product Evaluation Lab FEA Drilling Technology Laboratory Materials Research 3D Design Customer Services Rock Mechanics Software Genesis Design Application Review Process Hydraulic Planning Software OASIS Engineering & Consulting Dull Bit Grading Well Recapping Bit Records/Bit Programs Customer Training HCCbits.com Sales Offices Terms &Conditions 2 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 50 52
T ricone Products
Specifications Sizes and Types Product Nomenclature IADC Bit Classifications API Casing Data Technical Data UltraMax GX HydraBoss HardRok STAR GT / GT-1 AirXL / GTX Bit Enhancements 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 29
Specifications Product Nomenclature & Applications Technical Data Genesis XTGenesis HC Genesis HCR Genesis HCM HedgeHog RWD2 Natural /SideTrack / Speedmill TSP / EZCase Bit Enhancements 32 33 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 47 48
The roots of today's Hughes Christensen Company go back to the turn of the 20th century and embody the legacies of two pioneers of the petroleum industry. The names of Howard Hughes, Sr. and Carl Baker are synonymous with
rotary drilling. Their patents for inventions in the early 1900s launched businesses that led to the creation of Baker Hughes Incorporated, when Baker International and Hughes Tool merged in 1987. In the 1940s, Frank and George Christensen were the driving force behind diamond bit development and the creation of Christensen Diamond Products. In 1990, Baker Hughes bought Christensenand over the next two years, the industry's first rolling cone bit company and first diamond bit company evolved into Hughes Christensen, a Baker Hughes Company. Hughes Christensen's research and development programs have been the key to the systematic advancement of drill bit technology. Drill bit performance has played a major role in helping the petroleum industry find and produce energyworldwide.
1940 1930 1920 1909
1909 - Invented the first rotary rock bit equipped with two conical cutters that rolled on the bottom. This bit revolutionized rotary drilling by making it possible to drill rock formations faster. 1910 - Established the first research laboratory to study rock bit performance. 1921 - Introduced the Simplex bit. This design had a replaceable wash pipe downthe center of the bit that allowed for the use of more powerful mud pumps which resulted in dramatic improvement in rates of penetration. 1925 - Developed self-cleaning cones that more than doubled the footage and penetration rate of rock bits. 1929 - The application of hardfacing on the cutting structure of cones to further increase rate of penetration and footage drilled per bit was introduced....