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Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

by KEMTRON Technologies, Inc.  (Jun. 1, 2014)

Drilling fluid additives and the water that contains them are an essential part and expense of successfully completing a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation, and the longer the bore and larger the product being installed, the more drilling fluids cost. Therefore, it makes economic sense to recycle drilling fluids by removing ...

C6-C10 Gasoline range Hydrocarbons in Soil case study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

These case studies illustrate the performance using Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer testing gasoline range organic (GRO) hydrocarbons, also called volatile petroleum hydrocarbons (VPH). The analyzer has optical filters sensitive and selective to hydrocarbons in the C6-C10 carbon range, including benzene, xylene and other BTEX compounds abundant ...

Principles of HDD Solids Control & Buyers Guide

by KEMTRON Technologies, Inc.  (Jun. 1, 2014)

Relative to the use of drilling fluids within the oil & gas industry, the use of drilling fluids within the horizontal directional drilling (“HDD”) industry, is new.   As the use of HDD technology did not become mainstream until the 1980’s, it took another decade before drillers started to consider the use of basic ...

Enabling Clean Water for 25 years

by Boode b.v.  (Apr. 14, 2014)

Water-well drilling equipment company Boode has been active in groundwater abstraction since 1897, later focusing on supplying PVC well casings and screen systems. Its UK concern, established by Stan and Scott Dronsfield, celebrates 25 years in business this year. Stan Dronsfield still remembers the early days back in 1989 when they operated from ...

Case study - drilling operations

by Dragflow North America  (Jan. 22, 2013)

Location: New Zeland Year: 2010 Working contest The pond is on a drilling rig site. The rig is used for Geo-thermal power exploration. The Problem Pumping heavy slurry: bentonite, geo-thermal minerals, drilling fluid, sand, pumice. Performance of sucker trucks where unsatisfactory. ...

Case study - drilling operations

by Dragflow S.r.l.  (Oct. 30, 2011)

Location: New Zeland Year: 2010 Working contest The pond is on a drilling rig site. The rig is used for Geo-thermal power exploration. The Problem Pumping heavy slurry: bentonite, geo-thermal minerals, drilling fluid, sand, pumice. Performance of sucker trucks where unsatisfactory. Our ...

Geodrilling International - Installation of Closed-loop Borehole Probes

by Nicholls Countryside Construction  (Mar. 1, 2012)

The installation of closed-loop borehole probes is a challenge on almost any project. With many domestic clients requiring a large meterage of borehole to be installed in a small site, Nicholls Boreholes has found that the traditional manual installation of closed-loop borehole probes is no longer a safe or acceptable option. The company has ...

EPH C11-C22 Aromatic Hydrocarbons in soil case study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

The following case studies illustrate performance from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPH). Regulatory agencies in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Alaska and several other states require this test for TPH sites, where Gas Chromatography is used to separately report the aliphatic ...

Modeling emissions from offshore drilling

by Trinity Consultants  (Nov. 10, 2011)

To regulate drilling activities proposed by oil and gas companies in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico (GOM), governing agencies require the submittal and approval of certain plan documents before drilling activities can be initiated. For drilling activities in the Western GOM, these plans typically consist of one of the following: EP, or Exploration ...

Directional drill resale values and how to get the most for your rig

by Vermeer  (Sep. 1, 2010)

Wide resale value disparity among brands There’s a lot to consider when purchasing or leasing a horizontal directional drill — features, durability, support, training and overall value. But one area often overlooked is the potential resale value of the unit. Too often contractors will overlook the potential value of the machine after ...

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