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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
OTC - Atlas Copco Atlas Copco focused on its overall offerings to the oil and gas industry during the Offshore Technology Conference May 6 to May 9 in Houston. Attendance at the conference reached a 30-year high of 104,800. The exhibition was the largest in show history at 652,185 square feet of show space featuring 2,728 companies from 40 … 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
Stockdale Mine Supply and Keystone Drill Services are names synonymous with drilling in the Eastern United States. With the recent boom in the Marcellus region, the companies are close to new customers while continuing to serve their base of traditional oil and gas, water well, geothermal, coal mining, quarry and construction customers. Barney Stockdale and … 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
Colorado company uses Atlas Copco's RD20 to efficiently develop unconventional Coal Bed Methane reserves Coal Bed Methane reserves The Raton Basin stretches from southern Colorado to northern New Mexico, running about 30 miles long and 30 miles wide. Although this coal field has been an energy source for over 100 years and has a colorful history, in recent years the energy has come more from methane gas in the … Read more
Texas Contractor makes quick work of surface holes by drilling with air . They said it couldn’t be done,” was Bob Morris’ opening comment. “They” refers to everyone who has ever talked about air drilling the red bed strata in West Texas’ Permian Basin oil patch. Morris, Drilling Supervisor for Butch’s Rat Hole and Anchor Service Company, didn’t agree with this long-standing assumption. Scott Bryant, President of Butch’s … Read more
From fracking to carbonated beverages, drilling company finds markets for CO2 Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the gas form of dry ice. The solid dry ice is created when carbon dioxide is cooled under high pressure, forming a liquid. It is then allowed to expand under reduced pressure to produce “snow.” The snow is compressed into dry ice blocks, slices or pellets as the end product. The … Read more
Technology is a strange thing. We talk about it, and the world benefits from it most of the time, but personal acceptance doesn’t always move at the same speed. We often want to wait and see the benefits of something, or someone else’s failures, before we jump aboard. EDGE is the new down-the-hole monitoring system that will change the way people drill. One company has chosen to make that jump into new technology and has found success in the process.   Technology is a strange thing. We talk about it, and the world benefits from it most of the time, but personal acceptance doesn’t always move at the same speed. We often want to wait and see the benefits of something, or someone else’s failures, before we jump aboard. EDGE is the new down-the-hole monitoring … Read more
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