drilling technology Articles

  • How much does a Horizontal Remediation Well cost?

    In the early days of horizontal remediation wells, the estimated costs made many projects completely unfeasible. However, with the advance of technology in directional drilling and innovative solutions within the environmental industry, this technology is becoming affordable and practical. Like most environmental projects, the cost of a Horizontal Remediation Well will depend on the size and ...

  • Pulley Track for Temporary Construction Pulley - Case Study

    Construction required tracks for a gliding pulley rig. The pulley rig needed to be hung temporarily in order to relocate materials from the ground to the top floors. BEAMCLAMP safe steelwork connection clamps were used to hang the track on permanent structural beams without drilling or welding. Once the track was no longer needed, it was ...


    By Kee Safety, Inc.

  • Time-Tested Advantages of Horizontal Wells

    Wells are wells are wells, right? Both conventional vertical wells and directionally drilled horizontal wells have a screened casing that is connected to solid riser casing which leads to the ground surface. Groundwater or soil vapor is drawn through a well screen to remove contaminants. Remediation agents such as air, bioamendmnents or potassium permanganate are injected through a well screen to ...

  • 30" Sleeve Installed with Directional Drilling Underneath Highway

    “Taking time to properly plan and execute a horizontal drilling and utility installation project can save client’s monetarily by avoiding road closures and other costly delays typical with trenching,” said Mike Bertram of Directional Technologies. “We know that  Directional Technologies has the right personnel in place and they are using the best horizontal drilling ...

  • Horizontal Well Systems for Improving Remedial Efficiency and Zone of Influence

    To improve remediation efficiency and expand the zone of influence, Directional Technologies, Inc. transferred technology from the oil and gas industry to the environmental industry. The oil and gas industry has used directional drilling for decades to improve oil recovery, based on a simple concept that the more screen contact there is with the “pay-zone,” the more production gained. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Separation and recovery of oil from oily waste materials using anaerobic thermal desrotpion unit technology

    RLC Technologies, Inc.’s Anaerobic Thermal Desorption Unit (ATDU) is an exsitu, non-incineration technology designed to separate hydrocarbons from various matrices including oilfield waste, soil, sludge, sand, filter-cake, tank and tanker bottoms, organic-based hazardous waste and contaminated soil in a non-oxidizing atmosphere without destroying the hydrocarbons. This paper briefly ...


    By RLC Technologies, Inc.

  • Soil Sampling under Buildings and Solving Vapor Intrusion using Horizontal Drilling

    The Issue: The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) mandated soil and groundwater sampling under an active pharmaceutical company manufacturing building in order to address vapor intrusion inside the building. Installation of vertical borings and wells through the building slab was not practicable without profound disruption of manufacturing activities inside the building. ...

  • The Power of 243 Vertical Wells

    This is a comparison of a Horizontal Remediation System and a Verticle Well System at a theoretical site with an area of 388,800 ft2   where with a Radius of Influence (ROI) of 20 feet, 12 Horizontal Remediation Wells, depending on plume geometry, can cover the same area as 243 vertical wells with the same ROI per well. Not only ...

  • Bioaugmentation by horizontal injection to remediate petroleum in tight soils

    In situ remediation is a contact sport, requiring contact between the microbes and contamination. Clay-rich soils are particularly challenging as the low permeability limits effective distribution of inoculants. While numerous closely-spaced injection points can improve the distribution of inoculants, this approach is usually not possible at active properties. Horizontal drilling was used on the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Gas flow control method of recycling gas drilling technology

    Recycling gas drilling is a new drilling technology. The paper based on the theory of gas transient flow, a set of theoretic models of gas flow control at the export of annulus are set up in combinations of the principles of the seepage flow mechanics and the characteristics of recycling gas drilling technique. According to the basic laws which the flowing gas should comply with, the properties ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industry leading drilling fluid dewatering

    The drilling industry is regulated by a myriad of environmental regulations that protect our air, water, and land resources. As these regulations continue to evolve, so too must the technologies utilized by the drilling industry. Though lowering compliance costs is always a worthy initiative, incorporating technology that also enhances the drilling process by improving down-hole conditions and ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Case Study: Contract Title - WES

    Contract Location: Safat, Kuwait Contract Start Date: July 2005 Contract Finish Date: November 2005 Manufacturing Complete and Plant Shipped Quantity Treated (m3): In excess of 75,000 tons Treatment Method: Thermal Desorption Rate of Treatment (m3/hr): 3.5 tons per hour Working Hours per Day: 24 Working Days per Week: 5.5 Project Description: ...


    By RLC Technologies, Inc.

  • Restoring a gravel/cobble substrate trout stream, Swift Run Creek

    River Restoration Project on Swift Run Creek, Removal of Bentonite in Trout Stream to Restore Gravel/Cobble Substrate using Sand Wand™. Swift Run Creek is a trout stream 25 miles north of Charlottesville, Virginia. During a drilling project near Elkton, VA, bentonite was used as a lubricant in horizontal directional drilling under the creek, and also served to provide a seal around the ...


    By Streamside, LLC.

  • 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

  • Ivey-sol surfactant enhanced soil washing technology overview and project experience - Case Study

    lvey-sols soil washing is an ex-situ surfactant enhanced remediation (SERS) treatment method which removes hazardous substances from contaminated soils, solids, tank bottom sludge, drill cuttings, drilling muds, etc. The soil washing process (Photol) involves the introduction of the contaminated solids into a treatment chamber which contains an Ivey-sol2 formulation and water, at a specified ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Tideflex Valves - No Problem Solving Difficult Scenarios

    Square openings, existing fixings, angled walls, difficult access? Tideflex can engineer solutions for problematic retrofit and flap valve replacements every time. MeasurIT have been providing solutions to drainage outfall valve problems for almost 20 years. It doesn't matter if you need to retrofit a valve to a square opening, align it with existing fixings or drilled holes, or fix ...


    By MeasurIT Technologies Ltd.

  • Hightlight and Weldless Mold Application

    Currently, highlight and weldless molds are used to make planer weldless plastic parts,like flat-panel TV,LCD frames,refrigerator,washing machine…they many not have to require hightlight Mold.Instead, deep-hole drilling is sufficient to tooling the media channels on the core.But most plastic parts are with ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • The application of high pressure jetting drilling in Eastern Sichuan

    Based on the problem of the low rate of penetration (ROP) of well sections above Xujiahe formation (mainly sandstone and mudstone) in Eastern Sichuan, Southwest of China, this paper discusses the feasibility of a high pressure jetting drilling scheme in this area and analyses its mechanism of increasing ROP. The paper establishes a physical model of borehole flow path at bottom hole and applied ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Traditional Groundwater Diviners/Dowsers v/s Science and technology for Groundwater Exploration- a burning problem in the world

    Throughout world including India, the Groundwater diviners/dowsers claim having the special extra ordinary powers within them by which they could find out the site, for constructing/drilling the bore / wells having best yield of groundwater with definite depth and yields. Literate and illiterate villagers & farmers are highly affected by the ground water diviners. In our country, farmers and ...

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