Drilling Rigs Articles

  • Hart`s E&P: Smart drillpipe technologies for the driller’s toolbox

    Advances in technology boost successful development of new LWD and drilling technology offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Wired drillpipe (WDP) technology was implemented on a multiple-well project located offshore the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The operator’s main objective was to drill each well as cost-effectively as possible while making sure that the wellbore placement ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Carbon Tetrachloride Source Remediation in Bedrock and Overburden - Case Study

    ABSTRACT Carbon Tetrachloride source in bedrock and collateral contamination in overburden were successfully remediated at a decommissioned U.S. Air Force base. CHALLENGES The combination of bedrock and overburden Carbon Tetrachloride (CT) contamination posed a unique set of challenges including the selection of an adequate drilling program, gathering ...

  • Key Elements of a Successful Horizontal Remediation System

    Environmental remediation professionals around the country (and internationally) are rapidly learning that Horizontal Remediation Systems are an essential “tool in their remediation toolbox”. When designed and executed by experienced horizontal environmental drilling experts, Horizontal Remediation Systems can be extremely effective at achieving rapid site closure compared to vertical ...

  • 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 ...

  • Alberta Company Charged $3 Million in Overweight Safety Fines

    A company in Edmonton, Alberta has been fined $3M in overweight safety fines for violations occurring over a one month period. In over 1900 trips to a waste management the company transported 7,422 tons of extra soil, with each truck being at least one ton overweight per visit with one truck being 17.9 tons overweight. The 1,900 charges the company faces under the Traffic Safety Act for ...


    By SafetySmart

  • A hybrid MILP-LP-LP approach for the optimal design and operation of unconfined groundwater utilization systems

    This paper proposes a hybrid mixed-integer linear programming-linear programming-linear programming (MILP-LP-LP) methodology for simultaneous optimal design and operation of unconfined groundwater utilization systems. The proposed model is an extension to the earlier LP-LP model introduced by the authors for the optimal design and operation of confined groundwater utilization systems. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Heavy refrigerators are turning easily with the fridge turner

    New handling system for refrigerator degassing ATN receives more and more requests from customers (especially from outside Europe) for automatic handling systems. Refrigerators are becoming bigger and heavier. In countries like the USA the weight of a refrigerator can be well over 150kg. In order to avoid manual handling of these big ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • New handling system for refrigerator degassing

    New handling system for refrigerator degassing ATN more and more receives request from customers (especially from outside Europe) for automatic handling systems. Refrigerators are becoming bigger and bigger. In countries like the USA the weight of a fridge can be well over 150kg. In order to avoid ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • 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 ...


  • 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, ...


  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking at the pieces ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Principles of HDD Solids Control & Buyers Guide

    Relative to the use of drilling fluids within the oil & gas industry, the use of drilling fluids within the horizontal directional drilling (“HDD”) industry, is new.   As the use of HDD technology did not become mainstream until the 1980’s, it took another decade before drillers started to consider the use of basic drilling fluids.  Even today, ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • CPT Case Study: GEI Consultants

    A CPT Q&A session with GEI Consultants Where do you perform your CPT work?: We perform CPT’s on earthen dams/embankments, river sediment depths, USCOE projects from Ft. Peck Montana to New York, RR alignments, bridge embankments, and Power plants. A little of everything you can imagine from Water, RR bridges, Landfills, stability of tail basins for the ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • DTI assists Samsung Corporation with innovative horizontal remediation well installation for the Yongsan District `Dream Hub` Project in Seoul, South Korea

    Site Background Dream Hub is a massive $40 billion redevelopment project in the heart of Seoul, South Korea encompassing an international business district spanning over 34 million square feet and hosting what is to be the tallest building in Asia, thus, landing Seoul on the map of cities with the world’s tallest skyscrapers. This substantial urban development will span over 140 ...

  • Oil & gas exploration access road (Orito - Putumayo, Colombia)

    Background: Ecopetrol, one of the principal petroleum companies in latin america, has been expanding its reach deeper into the forests of Colombia. Drilling exploratory wells in remote locations such as the Putumayo basin concurs with a very aggressive growth strategy. The area around Orito is an extremely dense, undulating forest with poor soils and wet subgrades, nearly impossible to ...


  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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