Oil and gas

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
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
Atlas Copco distributor adds location: a model for others to follow Venture Drilling Supply is one of Atlas Copco’s largest independent dealers covering six states from three locations in Oklahoma and Texas. It sells everything from geotechnical equipment to waterwell drills. In addition to supporting the drill and blasthole quarry markets, where sister company Venture Drilling Inc. first got its start in 1977, it has growing … Read more
Driller talks about his experience as one of the first to operate the Predator. Driller talks about his experience as one of the first to operate the Predator O’Ryan Drilling of Odessa, Texas, is doing Atlas Copco and future owners of the Predator Drilling System a favor. It is putting the new drilling system through the paces, logging time on the rig and going through the rig-up and rig-down … Read more
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