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Drilling Parameters: A New Guide for Diamond Drillers

posted by the Epiroc Exploration & OreBody Solutions team

April 17, 2019

Drilling parameters are really important when it comes to drillers achieving great drilling performance and long bit life. They help guide a driller avoid burning bits or damaging other drilling equipment. Diamond drillers have learned that there is a relationship between the drilling parameters and all others factors in drilling, such as the diameter of the equipment of you’re using, rock hardness or ground variability.


Understanding how to adjust drilling parameters can help drillers improve performance in difficult drilling situations. While it is important to choose the right equipment, once drilling conditions change, you need to adjust your parameters to maintain good drilling performance.

Drilling parameters include the rate of penetration, the rotation speed, the water flow and the weight on bit (WOB). All these work together to provide good performance.



Fordia 2019 Drilling Parameters Improving Penetration Rates

We have written blogs in the past on the importance of drilling parameters and we have published a whole guide just on how to improve your rate. One blog is often not enough to go into all these parameters in detail. So we are pretty excited to announce that we have a new, free guide: the Essential Guide to Drilling Parameters.


This free guide is now available for download and we have published it in three languages: English, French and Spanish. Simply click here to get your copy. Remember that we have a really great technical team with many years of experience and we are always available for advice or guidance should you come across a drilling issue. Our goal is to help you improve drilling performance and accelerate the transformation of our industry.