RD20 XC

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
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
The tophead of the RD20 XC, which has bails and a hydraulically activated elevator rated to 120,000 pounds (54 metric tonnes), is specifically designed for bottleneck pipe handling. The timing was right,” said third-generation oil driller Doug Jackson. Jackson owns Jackson Drilling Services, LP of Justin, Texas. His company had won the bid on a surface casing contract with Pioneer Natural Resources. The Atlas Copco RD20 XC, which would be the first of its kind in North America, was a perfect match for … Read more
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