Drilling Regulations Articles

  • Ice Roads - Resource exploration on Alaska’s North Slope - Case Study

    Resource exploration and maintenance on Alaska’s North Slope presents unique challenges with respect to off-road travel logistics. Locations for exploratory drilling and maintenance of infrastructure often reside outside of existing roads and pads, requiring the need to build seasonal ice roads or snow trails for transport of equipment and personnel during the harsh winter work season. ...


    By BeadedStream LLC

  • The mechanism and law of wellbore instability due to drill string impact in air drilling

    Due to the low density and small damping factor of gas, drill string vibration in air drilling is much more violent than that in mud. Drill string impact on wellbore wall has a vital effect on wellbore stability in many cases. However, there are few researches about drill string impact on wellbore wall so far. In this paper, the calculation model of drill string impact on wellbore wall was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Making Economic Valuation Count for Coastal Ecosystems in the Caribbean

    People and economies across the Caribbean are dependent on coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, and beaches. These ecosystems provide critical habitat to commercial fisheries, attract tourists from around the world, and protect coastal communities and infrastructure from the ravages of tropical storms. But despite their importance, these ecosystems are ...

  • 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

  • Anadarko Raises Deepwater Drilling Hazard Assessments to Ensure SEMS Compliance, Enable Sustainable Growth

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.56 billion barrels of oil equivalent in proved reserves at year-end 2012. The company has operations throughout the United States – with onshore assets in the Rocky Mountains region, the southern U.S. and the Appalachian Basin – and is well ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Learn from Southern Company’s corporate business assurance program

    While electric and gas utility companies have developed business continuity and disaster recovery plans in the past, the challenging economic environment of recent years has caused utilities to both accelerate new plan development and ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • GPR survey to delineate edges of USTs at a gas station

    PROJECT: GPR survey with confirmatory drilling LOCATION: Moyie Springs, Idaho PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Performed a saturation GPR survey of an active gas station, to identify / locate the edges and ends of three inactive closed-in-place USTs. Performed onsite instrument "calibration" with active UST, to establish reliable depth estimates. Recommended ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • 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

  • Pumps for new housing in Stockholm

    Grindex new series of dewatering pumps are designed to last three times longer in abrasive applications compared to previous pump generations. In this case study from Sweden, they are up for a tough test. One of the critical factors for the building of 3,000 new homes within a few years are the seven submersible dewatering pumps from Grindex installed deep in the bedrock below south Stockholm. ...


    By Grindex Pumps

  • 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

  • Halliburton hunts new bacteria killer to protect Shale-gas boom

    Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells. At risk is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that unlocked gas deposits in shale formations and drove gains in U.S. production of the fuel. Proposed regulations might slow ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Things are heating up in the not so frozen North

    The publication of a US Geological Survey (USGS) on potential fossil fuel resources beneath the shrinking polar ice cap has highlighted what could become the next great play in the global energy market. Circumpolar countries are already staking overlapping territorial claims to this vast territory and the prospect of a new polar sea route between Asia and Europe has reignited Canada-US tensions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IAEA activities related to on-site management and off-site emergency preparedness involving external events including those of malevolent origin

    On-site and off-site measures after the occurrence of a nuclear accident are considered the final layers of defence in depth. On-site measures may vary considerably from one event to another depending on the severity of the accident. Off-site emergency response measures also may vary and depending on the emergency situation, they may involve administering of iodine tablets, sheltering and various ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building Sustainable Reuse in Jordan Using Social Marketing Tools

    ABSTRACTThe formal practice of wastewater reuse in Jordan has grown significantly over the last several years through the commitment of the government of Jordan (GOJ) and the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A national policy has been established to support reuse of treated wastewater and standards have been developed to regulate how reuse is performed in ...

  • Physical Modeling of Drilled Shaft Side Resistance in Sand

    Dimensional analysis of deep foundation side resistance is used to formulate the laws of similitude for drilled shaft uplift capacity. The resulting prediction equation for dimensionless side resistance then is tested against the results of static uplift load tests on model drilled shaft foundations in sand constructed at three different scales, all satisfying the same conditions of similitude. ...


    By ASTM International

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