Environmental Drilling Articles

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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) ...

  • Meet an Intelex Client: Coral Barrett, Boart Longyear

    Coral works in EHS Data & Support at Boart Longyear, a mineral exploration company that provides drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, this year Boart Longyear celebrates its 125 anniversary as a leader in the global mining and drilling industry. In this video, Coral discusses what made Intelex stand out from the competition when her ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Equipment List for full solids manage & drilling waste

    Solids Handle & drilling waste management are pretty important for drilling contractor. If they manage this division well, they can save lots of money on drilling mud / drilling chemicals, also they can be environmental friendly. There is much equipment needed for solids control & drilling waste ...


  • 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

  • 5 Leading Drilling Waste Management Companies

    Drill cutting waste management as a separate niche has gained a lot of traction in recent times. This is true because post Shale Revolution, the hunt for oil and gas is on the rise and with it drilling waste disposal has become quite important. According to the American Petroleum institute, “Approximately 1.21 barrels of drilling waste is produced for every foot drilled in US”. If ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Eco‐Environmental Solution for Expedient Construction of Helicopter Landing Pads - Case Study

    Environmental and Other Challenges As oil exploration efforts expand around the world, balancing the need to access land while adhering to environmental regulations and maintaining a minimal footprint can be a challenge. Access and transportation of materials into oil, gas, and mineral exploration sites create logistical challenges that significantly impact overall project costs. This is ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Shield Environmental Assoc. Defeats Bedrock Contamination with BOS 200® at Truck Stop

    Shield Environmental Associates (Lexington, KY) has faced some daunting challenges over many years of successful service to their clients, but this one was remarkable. The Problem: A 320 foot long dissolved BTEX plume in both shallow and deep zones in lithology very unfriendly to direct push sampling or injections. The Team: Shield Environmental Associates ...

  • 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, ...


  • Establishing environmental baseline case study

    Challenge: A major integrated oil company, intending to divest a portfolio of 68 retail petroleum facilities in the northwest United States, requested the services of Antea Group to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments in order to establish an environmental baseline prior to selling the assets. Among the project-specific challenges were a short performance timeframe, a newly ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Managing the impact from shale gas drilling

    Shale gas has transformed the energy market in the United States where drilling is underway in 17 states, with more than 80,000 wells drilled or permitted since 2005. Deposits elsewhere in the world are under varying degrees of exploration. The main environmental impacts of the process are water usage, waste water management, methane emissions, groundwater and soil contamination. These are ...

  • Geo Drilling International: Hands-On

    Boart Longyear has launched a core-orientation system made for drillers, by drillers Although critical for mapping exploration and minesite development, core orientation is part of the drilling process that has experienced only incremental product improvements through small changes to the process and equipment. Boart Longyear has now introduced TruCore, a first-inindustry integrated ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Drilling Muds and Drill Cuttings Recovery for Beneficial Reuse

    Drilling Muds Drilling mud, also known as drilling fluid, is a vital component of the drilling process. It helps in the process of drilling boreholes into the earth where holes are required for extraction of oil and gas, core sampling and various other purposes. It is broadly of three types, including water-based, oil-based, and synthetic-based. Among all of these, synthetic-based muds ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Did you take the opportunity to meet our hardbanding experts at OTC 2013?

    Castolin Eutectic and the OilTec division experienced great success at the Offshore Technology Conference 2013 in Houston USA, an industry event attracting yearly more than 80,000 attendees from more than 100 countries worldwide. Our booth visitors had the chance to test and experiment with our new line of OTW Hardbanding wires, which provide you with optimised performance for Oil and Gas ...


    By Castolin Eutectic

  • 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 ...

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