For comparison, here's a real-life tricone bit from the same exhibit. According to its official description,
"The roller cone bit was improved by the addition of a third roller cone. The roller cones on this bit contain super-hard metal inserts that allow it to penetrate harder rock formations than milled-tooth bits."
The top floor of Houston Natural Science Museum is entirely dedicated to oil and gas industry. It is sponsored by several big oil companies, which isn't entirely surprising, knowing that Houston is an oil town, and a home to big petroleum companies. Even if they are, as I presume, museum's sponsors, it's still a bit strange to see an entire floor dedicated to their business and occupying a space of the same importance as, say, ancient Egyptian art and history (which is on the 3rd floor).
The exhibit looks very slick (it's about oil, so it's supposed to be, haha). There are high-tech displays of oil extraction equipment. There are models of pipelines that occupy the whole room, snaking along the walls. They are interactive: you can, for example, press a button and send a "pig" down a pipeline (a pig is a thing that travels inside a pipeline to clean it, or for other purposes). You can press different levers and see different types of oil pouring out of a spout. The models of equipment are larger-than-life and idealized, moving in some kind of highly stylized simulacrum of their real-life movement. For example, the tricone drill bits pictured in the previous image rotate under the ceiling in perfect synchrony. The model is ten times bigger than the real-life thing, which is pictured here. Their movement is hypnotizing. The whole exhibit portrays extraction of oil as a highly magical, colorful, sterile, abstract, high-tech process performed by pure, clean, iridescent, interoperating widgets. Nowhere in that room did I find any mention of climate change caused by burning hydrocarbons.