drilling supply Articles

  • Drilling for oil is not the answer

    The United States consumes nearly 21 million barrels of petroleum per day (7.5 billion barrels per year), one fourth the world total. Of the crude oil consumed in the U.S., 66 percent is imported. The U.S. is on pace to spend over $500 billion on petroleum imports in 2008. U.S. oil production currently occurs onshore in the lower 48 states (2.9 million barrels per day (mbd)), offshore (1.4 mbd, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Exhaust Purifier for Rock Drill

    Description Gardner Denver MK45H rock drill. Challenge A universal exhaust purifier was required that could easily be retrofitted into the vehicle exhaust pipe. Solution DCL supplied an exhaust purifier with connection cones to match the vehicle exhaust tube diameter. The unit was connected to the exhaust tube with standard muffler u-clamps. Quick-release clamps on ...


    By DCL International 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 ...

  • 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

  • Diversifying energy supply for a more secure future

    Chris Finlayson, Chief Executive Officer, BG Group, was the Guest of Honour and speaker at this year’s IP Week Dinner. He looked back at the last 100 years of the energy industry and at the growing importance of gas and LNG during this time. ‘I’m honoured to be invited to speak at this illustrious occasion. IP Week is a tremendous opportunity for us all to get together to ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Alternative water supply and treatment solutions in Durban (SA)

    As a result of persistent drought conditions in South Africa a customer (an international consumer goods producer with a production facility in Durban) experiences the pressure of limited availability of water. The ever dropping dam levels currently result in higher risk for intermittent water supply resulting in unplanned and forced production stops in case no water is available. Aquest Colsen ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling, risks, lessons

    The Arctic is the next great frontier for oil and gas - and one of the most environmentally fragile places on earth. An Energy Department advisory council study adopted last week said the U.S. should start exploring for oil and gas in the Arctic soon in order to feed future demand, and that the industry is ready to safely exploit the Arctic's huge reserves, despite recent mishaps. In an exclusive ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water Supply and Ground Water Resource Management Projects case study

    Borough of Dublin, Bucks County Hydrogeological Consultant of Record Mercuri and Associates, Inc. was contracted to conduct the necessary hydrogeologic study to identify and recommend test well sites to augment the available water supply. Study was completed on time and on budget and resulted in the identification of eight sites with the potential for ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • New DrilTec Product Range: Wear Resistant Technology for Advanced Drilling

    The DrilTec STC Coating system has been carefully designed to cover the needs for coatings on all components of the Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) drilling tools. The high performance features of these coating systems will match customers' expectations and assist to improve today's drilling technology. Through use of carefully selected material and alloys, the wear performance has been maximized by ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • KASTHEW Borehole-Drilling Company Uganda Ltd Co. Profile; http://www.kasthewdrilling.co.ug/

    www.kasthewdrilling.co.ug We are Kasthew Borehole / Water Drilling Company Ltd (Uganda). We offer bore-hole drilling services under our company (Kasthew Drilling Co. Ug Ltd). Our team has an experience of handling above 420 projects (in the last 8 years across villages in Uganda and South Sudan. www.kasthewdrilling.co.ug The following are among our listed services; (Uganda) ...

  • Mercury recovery from industrial waste and toxic residues of natural gas drilling

    econ's client in the east of Germany is one of the few specialised companies in Europe for the treatment of mercury contaminated waste. Typical input material for this type of treatment is sludge from the natural gas industry or other residues from chemical processes, i.e. contaminated filter cake from waste water treat-ment. Among their most important clients are Shell, ExxonMobil, Wintershall ...

  • Three-phase approach to improve deep groundwater supply availability in the Elidar district of Afar region of Ethiopia

    This study provides new evidence on the effectiveness of a combined remote sensing and hydrogeological investigation method for deep groundwater development in complex geologic and geomorphologic situations in Ethiopia. The study was undertaken in the Elidar district of the Afar region of Northern Ethiopia. Due to the water availability and vegetation in this district, the majority of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydraulic properties of a sandy loam soil following spent drilling mud application on native prairie

    Water-based drilling mud (WBM) systems are used by the petroleum industry during drilling of oil and natural gas wells. Provincial regulations in western Canada allow disposal of spent WBM on cropland and sometimes native prairie at low rates. There is concern, however, that application of drilling waste on native prairie in semiarid climates may alter soil properties, which may adversely affect ...

  • Interview with Brian R. Smith, VP, North America Supply Chain Management at Talisman Energy

    With global operations on the rise, procurement and supply chain professionals are grappling with the realization that many do not have the infrastructure in place to handle the level of usage that will be required for transporting equipment to the plays. Strategies need to be put in place to assess how they assure the delivery and transportation of ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • The “Straight Skinny” on bentonite-based drilling muds & their standard practice use in the horizontal remediation well industry

    Let’s make our point up front: 1) bentonite-based drilling fluid is NOT bad for horizontal remediation well (HRW) projects; 2) it does not damage the formation; 3) it is a naturally occurring clay material that is mined; and 4) it does flush easily/adequately during well development. Most remediation professionals have designed and/or installed vertical wells at one time or another ...

  • Down Hole Motor Inspection

    There is an old familiar proverb about how “for want of a nail, a kingdom was lost”. The moral of this story is that the failure or lack of even a small item can, in certain circumstances, have a very big impact. A drilling operation uses lots of very expensive equipment and supplies, and requires the expertise of several very qualified workers. Ask anyone in the industry, and they ...


    By RF System Lab.

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