drilling rig Articles

  • 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

  • Sonic Rigs Set the Pace

    Drilling geothermal holes in under three hours, sonic rigs have set the pace. Drilling a test hole for a future geothermal project, a Sonic Drill Corporation rig was able to bore past 300ft and complete the hole in two hours and three minutes. The drilling project, part of a law library extension for the University of British Columbia in Canada, was contracted to Hemmera Energy, a division of ...


    By Sonic Drill Corporation

  • Example of an Energy Calibration Report on a Standard Penetration Test (ASTM Standard D 1586–67) Drill Rig

    This note provides an example of an energy calibration report on standard penetration test equipment. This calibration was designed to determine a standard hammer drop height that would produce 2100 in.·lb (237 N·m) of compression wave energy entering the drill rods as a result of the average hammer blow when using drop procedures as ordinarily used for the rig under ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sonic Rigs Rescue Surrey School Installation

    TR3 Geological Services, based in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, won a tender to install a geothermal grid during the summer of 2009, under what would be Woodward Hill Elementary School’s brand new, all-weather soccer field in Surrey. “Geothermal is a good idea for new schools as well as retrofitting old schools,” said Bill Fitzgerald, general manager of Sonic Drilling, the ...


    By Sonic Drill Corporation

  • Case study - drilling operations

    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. ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Case study - drilling operations

    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 ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • 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 ...


  • Centrifuge Technology in Drilling Fluid Recycling

    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 cuttings and recirculating the cleaned ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...


  • Oil Drilling Operation Wasteawater Treatment

    Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Industry Operation Wastewater Treatment Wastewater on a self-contained drilling platform comes from several sources. The following examples are samples obtained from the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Modeling emissions from offshore drilling

    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 Plan – required to conduct ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Nigerian drilling platforms wastewater treatment

    Wastewater on a self-contained drilling platform comes from several sources. The following examples are samples obtained from the seven oil-drilling platforms off of the coast of Nigeria. The first platform had samples from the industrial laundry, kitchen, emulsified wastewater, cutting oily-water and drilling mud. The samples were treated individually and then combined so as to simplify the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • What`s at Stake: The debate over Arctic Drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north - but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. Here's a look at the debate over Shell's plans to drill in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • A new approach to drilling waste management – prevention!

    Grangemouth based Surface Active Solutions (SAS) has developed its microemulsion based technology to aid the prevention and management of drilling waste. The many activities surrounding the removal of drilling mud in surface and downhole cleaning applications usually generate significant volumes of oil contaminated drilling waste. The drilling mud is typically removed through the use of solvents ...

  • Optimizing drilling efficiencies with a solids control system

    The correct solids control system can improve drilling rig efficiency, reduce costs and minimize the environmental footprint of your operation Although the use of drilling fluids within the HDD / trenchless industry is still relatively new, recent trends suggest that this standard is shifting as solids control is one of the most important phases in the drilling process. This shift is due ...

  • The purpose of using drilling shale shaker in oilfield

    The purpose of using drilling shale shaker is to remove the large cuttings in drilling fluid. Each set of solids control system must be equipped with a sufficient number of shale shaker to ensue the 100% processing rate of drilling fluid circulation. Shale shaker is the first solids control equipment to process and adjust the drilling fluid, ...


  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • Sled for In Situ Penetration Testing

    In situ testing devices such as the dilatometer, the piezocone, the pressuremeter, and the field vane generally require the use of a drill rig for penetration through soils. This paper describes a multipurpose portable pushing frame built at the University of New Hampshire and designed to be used with most in situ testing probes. This rig is compact, inexpensive, easy to use, and can operate on ...


    By ASTM International

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