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Transcend During a discussion of the great value that top hole specialists like Transcend Drilling of Odessa, Texas, bring to today’s major operators, Transcend’s Vice President Mark Franklin said, “Spudder services used to be the first to get cut when prices dropped, companies hoping to save money by doing it themselves. But we find that larger … Read more
Safe business Dow Bowman, general manager of CTI Energy Services’ new Surface Drilling Division, said the division was established at their customers’ invitation to pre-set their casing and well heads. “From the very start,” he said, “our goal has been first and foremost to be a safe business founded on good people and good equipment.” That’s why … Read more
Having what it takes Oil drilling activity in the Williston Basin has picked up where the activity of the 1970s and ‘80s left off. This has been made possible by advances in horizontal drilling, the evolution of enhanced oil recovery techniques and advances in equipment. As major operators race to make up for the 30-year lull, one of the … Read more
Geothermal drilling in Australia puts RD20 deep hole drilling rigs to use outside the oil and gas market The drill rig making a name for itself on Queensland’s gas-rich Bowen and Surat basins in eastern Australia is now being deployed on a different, deeper errand in the west. If all goes well, JSW Australia’s Tim Westcott thinks the company’s new Atlas Copco RD20 XC high-powered compact, hydraulic top-drive rig will have plenty of … Read more
RD20 III XC proves how it fills the gap in Carizzo sand   The Atlas Copco RD20 III XC is a big rig. With a 755 hp engine, 120,000 pounds of pullback and equipped with bails and a hydraulically activated elevator for oil field pipe, it’s a self-contained mobile deep hole drilling rig designed for hard duty in the oil patch.   Yet the RD20 XC is … Read more
An oil and gas company’s challenges are rarely so unique that they have not been experienced by another. Businesses who partner with a global manufacturer like Atlas Copco often discover they have not only found a supportive partner in that manufacturer but have also joined a global resource network.   Poland’s Oil and Gas Exploration Company Krakow, or Nafta Krakow for short has been exploring the country’s vast shale gas resources for about five years now. Recoverable reserves there were estimated by Poland’s Geological Institute in a March 2012 report to be as high as 1.9 trillion cubic meters, which is about the same … Read more
Atlas Copco's RD20 for oil and gas training “Today’s oil and gas drillers care less about cost and more about value,” said Kevin Mallin, an internationally respected consultant in deep hole drilling, during a seminar for Atlas Copco sales and service reps. Mallin selected the words carefully, clearly articulating the bottom line of deep hole drilling businesses: “They want to drill smarter.” The … Read more
Drilling company sees changing approach to drilling surface holes as an advantage for the industry Drilling company sees changing approach to drilling surface holes as an advantage for the industry Danny Tate is the new district manager for the drilling division of Key Energy Services. After 18 years in the field, Tate finally took an office job. He sees this as an opportunity to make changes in the industry and … Read more
Ukraine's ready to step up CBM production with plenty of reserves, but there's a need for drillers Ukraine is a large country, 233,000 sq. mi. (603,000 square kilometers, or slightly smaller than Texas) that has some of the largest potential in the world for utilizing its coal bed methane (CBM) resources. The Donbas-Dnieper Basin, also known as Donets Basin, is the most important coal mining region in eastern Ukraine, mined since the … Read more
Oil and gas drillers benefit from hands-free features of Atlas Copco Automatic Pipe Loaders Drilling companies expect safer drilling features from equipment innovations that reduce the chances of crews putting themselves in harm’s way. The new automatic pipe loading and handling system on the Atlas Copco RD20 exceeds expectations of safety while making drilling operations faster. One drilling company in the Surat Basin, Australia, is relying on the safety … Read more
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