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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
Drill Speed cover                 Josh Marcus, senior product specialist of Atlas Copco Secoroc down-hole tools, said pneumatic hammer drilling gives drillers an advantage in all but the most extremely soft ground conditions. And when weighted drilling fluid is not required to control the formations, hammer drilling should be the favored technique. … Read more
The T2W rig’s characteristic versatility and robust design have not changed in three generations of the model, but more features have been included in the new Series III upgrade than any machine in its class. Around the world, water well rig owners and operators appreciate the Atlas Copco T2W truck-mounted drilling rig for its application versatility, high productivity and ability to get in and out of even the most rugged conditions. The T2W rig’s three-speed rotary head has 3,500 foot-pounds at 275 rpm and 12,000 foot-pounds of torque at 80 … 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
Municipal wells in rock call for Dilden Bros. T2W and QL 120 hammer When contractors of large commercial and municipal projects need a helping hand to drill quickly through rock, Dilden Bros. Well Drilling often gets the call. The company’s Atlas Copco Secoroc QL 120 down-the-hole hammer gives Dilden Bros. access to a niche market in the multi-state geography within reach of their Layfayette, Ind., headquarters. Brothers Wayne … Read more
Apex Drilling's Andy Johnson Apex Drilling’s TH60 grants greater accessibility, punches 8,200 feet in first six weeks After five years working as a geologist and wireline engineer overseas as far away as Indonesia, Mike Becker set his sights on Hill Country in Central Texas. “There’s a lot going on here geologically with seven to eight major and minor aquifers.” … Read more
QLX offers driller ultimate flexibility and longevity for deep water well drilling Bob Wade Drilling based in Bentonville, Ark., is a three-man operation consisting of Bob Wade Sr., his son “Bob Jr.,” and 21-year veteran driller Ed MaGelky. Bob Wade said they have just had their best fall and winter since the recession began where Bob Wade said most residential wells are completed by 600 feet (180 … Read more
Businessman, former driller, achieves goal of bringing water to the people of Ethiopia When Solomon Gebre Yohannes was 18 years old in the mid-1980s, he traveled to Ethiopia’s northern region to work on a water well rig. As Solomon remembers it, the region was crippled from drought and war. People in a shelter had as little as a cup of water per person per day. Born from that … Read more
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