drilling contractor Articles

  • Drilling Mud Circulation System

    As more utility contractors are moving up to larger rigs, they are also moving toward the use of solids removal ( solids control ) systems. These solids control systems are not stand-alone units. They are part of the drilling mud system along with the ...


  • Geo Drilling International: Hands-On

    Boart Longyear has launched a core-orientation system made for drillers, by drillers Although critical for mapping exploration and minesite development, core orientation is part of the drilling process that has experienced only incremental product improvements through small changes to the process and equipment. Boart Longyear has now introduced TruCore, a first-inindustry integrated ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Drill King International is exploring reverse-circulation drilling opportunities in Chile

    The new XT RC50 hammer from Drill King International completed drilling trials at the beginning of August 2016. This 5in (127mm) reverse-circulation (RC) hammer is the first one from the XT (Extreme Torque) series, introduced by the down-the-hole (DTH) drilling equipment manufacturer from Texas, US. The XT RC hammer series will complement Drill King's extensive line of DTH air- and water-powered ...

  • SAS drilling mud cleaning products

    Effective & fast mud cleaning for the oilfield. SAS microemulsion drilling mud cleaning products speed up the cleaning and removal of drilling mud waste. The cleaning of drilling mud residues from mud pits, offshore supply vessels and mud trucks is traditionally a time consuming task. Using high pressure water or standard cleaning detergents usually results in large volumes of mud slop ...

  • Drilling Mud and Mud Circulation System

    As more utility contractors are moving up to larger rigs, they are also moving toward the use of solids removal ( solid control ) systems. These solid control systems are not stand-alone units. They are part of the drilling fluids system along with the drilling fluid and the fluid pump. ...


  • Horizontal Directional Drilling - A Green and Sustainable Remediation Remedy

    Interest in using sustainable practices and technologies for environmental cleanup has increased notably within the past few years. The US EPA and many states have published recommended practices to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup operations, and many consultants and contractors are attempting to “go green” in contaminated site remediation. It makes sense to conserve ...

  • Solids Control for Drilling Mud Process System

    Nowadays, more and more drilling contractors recognize solids control’s importance to oil and gas drilling, HDD, CSM/CBM exploration, etc. How does solid control affect well drilling? Please find the following details. Cost Comparison of Two Oil Well Drilling Let’s find the difference of two kinds of oil well drilling with and without solids control system. Final effect or result is ...


  • Equipment List for full solids manage & drilling waste

    Solids Handle & drilling waste management are pretty important for drilling contractor. If they manage this division well, they can save lots of money on drilling mud / drilling chemicals, also they can be environmental friendly. There is much equipment needed for solids control & drilling waste ...


  • Contracting a methane gas extraction system: Engineering and installing extraction wells requires expertise Here’s what these specialty contractors do

    Of the three typical ways of removing methane from landfills — venting, burning, and extraction — only the latter properly disposes of the potentially hazardous gas and offers the option of selling it as fuel. Over the last two decades, 594 U.S. gas-to-energy ...


    By Griffin Dewatering

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

    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 its useful life in their ...


    By Vermeer

  • Top Water/ Borehole Drilling Companies in Uganda (East Africa)

    Rural water being a source for health, an essential nutrient and a building block for peoples’ lives in local communities cannot be sustained without external support in form of boreholes as they are the ‘surefire’ answer to providing fresh water in rural communities. A borehole is simply a deep-hole or a shaft sunk into the earth purposed ...

  • Case Study - GTD’s new EW4 PDC Cutters Deliver Excellent Results in East Siberian Oilfield Drilling.

    Drill Bit: 8.5” diameter, vertical bit. | PDC Cutters: GTD EW4 R1313 mm | Location: East Siberia | Results: 1,438 meters depth, ROP range 23-25 m/hr | Following significant investment in research and development, GTD have manufactured a new grade of PDC cutter, EW4, with exceptional abrasion resistant and toughness. GTD EW4 has a significant comparative ...

  • Horizontal Air Sparge Wells Solve Access Limitations beneath Air Field Tarmac

    Air Force Base tarmac is a double-edged sword with respect to environmental remediation. Concrete thicker than at commercial airports virtually eliminates infiltration and limits migration of jet fuel constituents in groundwater, but source material in the vadose zone remains indefinitely, extending the life of the groundwater plume. Horizontal air sparge wells are an effective means of ...

  • Russia`s growing interest in HARDBANDING

    The OilTec Division of Castolin Eutectic, world experts in wear protection of drilling equipment and tools, presented key solutions to drilling contractors, service and production companies at the 12th Moscow International Exhibition “Oil and Gas” / “MIOGE 2013”. The event took place in Moscow on 25 – 28 June 2013. We demonstrated our solutions ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • GPR survey to locate USTs and piping at a retail facility

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory drilling + soil and water sampling / analysis LOCATION: Spokane, Washington PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a tight-line / saturation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of an active retail property, to determine the presence, if any, of buried 1950s-vintage underground storage tanks (USTs). Performed ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • New advances in planning a bore

    Software helps take out the guesswork Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is challenging and difficult work fraught with unknown obstacles. While it’s not possible to eliminate every obstacle, bore planning software tools developed by drill manufacturers can help small and large contractors create a bore plan that may help minimize risks. Bore planning software was ...


    By Vermeer

  • Horizontal Wells - Technology Overview

    Horizontal well technology has been incorporated into many current environmental remediation applications (and associated contaminants), such as in situ bioremediation, air sparging, vacuum extraction, soil flushing, free product recovery, etc. Ac cording to information reviewed, this technology is most applicable to sites with relatively shallow soil and/or groundwater contamination, and can ...

  • Launch of the management toolbox

    Risktec is a leading authority on applying the complete bow-tie method for assessing and managing health, safety and environmental (HSE) risks. BowTieXP, developed by our partner, Governors BV, is the most advanced software available enabling rapid application of the bow-tie methodology. Risktec and Governors will be jointly holding their 2007Master Class in using BowTieXP to meet the recent HSE ...


    By Risktec Solutions

  • Case Study - 28 MW Dual-Flash Power Plant

    Brady Hot Springs, Nevada, USA – 1992 GDA was a partial owner in this successful project and was responsible for exploration and development of the resource. As Manager of Wellfield Development, GDA recommended the comprehensive wellfield development plan, formulated the exploration program, supervised surface geological mapping and geophysical surveys for siting production and injection ...

  • Grindex pumps bedrock for more trains

    Dewatering a big tunnelling project demands both reliable dewatering pumps and a well planned sedimentation system. This case study from the Swedish railway project Ådalsbanan shows a good example of this. Ådalsbanan is one of the biggest railway projects in Sweden and comprises investments of 6600 MSEK. It stretches as far as 130 kilometres, from the city of Sundsvall to the ...


    By Grindex Pumps

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