Drilling Rigs Articles

  • Groundwater Exploration in South Sudan - Case Study

    Purpose The Radler Foundation, Water Harvest International, and ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Darren Swolley Talks drilling rig maintenance in new article

    Darren Swolley, sales manager at SIMCO Drilling Equipment, was featured in an article on drilling rig maintenance in the March 2017 issue of GeoDrilling International. The article, Drill Rig Servicing & ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Case Study - GTD’s new EW4 PDC Cutters Deliver Excellent Results in East Siberian Oilfield Drilling.

    Drill Bit: 8.5” diameter, vertical bit. | PDC Cutters: GTD EW4 R1313 mm | Location: East Siberia | Results: 1,438 meters depth, ROP range 23-25 m/hr | Following significant investment in research and development, GTD have manufactured a new grade of PDC cutter, EW4, with exceptional abrasion resistant and toughness. GTD EW4 has a significant comparative ...

  • INCREASED OIL COMPETITION: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

    Is the U.S. shale oil industry in trouble? No, it is engaged in a high-stakes competition for market share. As oil flooded the market in 2014-15, prices dropped dramatically and producers began burning midnight oil to manage the downward economic pressures. While some overleveraged companies won’t survive the economic challenge, in true Darwinian fashion, the fittest will prevail. ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The use of oilfield shale shaker

    Shale shaker for solids control are devices that remove drill cuttings from the drilling fluid while circulating and drilling. There are many different designs and research into the best design is constantly ongoing since drilling fluids solids control is vital in keeping down costs associated with the drilling ...


  • 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

  • Customized Drilling Waste Hi-G Dryer Shipped to North Africa

    Along with large scale application of KOSUN drilling waste management equipment in North Africa market, establishment of two after-sales service centers respectively in Egypt and Algeria and four-year strategic cooperation with a local partner, KOSUN drilling waste management equipment has been well accepted by customers in North Africa. Now there are 12 KOSUN ...


  • Portable XRF in Minerals Exploration Research & Development - CSIRO and Olympus Innov-X working together for industry - Case Study

    Portable X-Ray Fluorescence in Mineral Exploration Science Portable XRF has been integrated into a wide range of R&D projects within the minerals exploration science theme of the CSIRO’s Minerals Down Under Research Flagship. We are committed to understanding how this new technology can be implemented more readily into the exploration workflow. CSIRO has been working closely with ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • 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, ...


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