Smith reaches drill bit records in Qatar

The Timken Co. has recognized Smith Technologies for setting three world records with a two-cone rock bit made from Timken steel.

Offshore staff

CANTON, Ohio -- The Timken Co. has recognized Smith Technologies for setting three world records with a two-cone rock bit made from Timken steel.

The rock bit used for a gas well in Qatar set three individual records: longest distance drilled with a roller cone bit (24,591 ft or 7.5 km), longest distance drilled with a milled tooth bit and longest distance drilled by a two-cone bit.

The bit was made of two Timken steel alloys.

6/28/07

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