Definition: Penetration Rate

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Penetration Rate

The Rate of penetration, abbreviated as ROP as used in the drilling industry, is the speed at which a drill bit breaks the rock under it to deepen the borehole. It is normally measured in feet per minute or meters per hour, but sometimes it is expressed in minutes per foot.[1]

Wikipedia Definition


Also Known As
penetration rate or drill rate


References
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rate_of_penetration