IADC 2017 Presentation

IADC 2017 Presentation

During the 2017 IADC conference in Dubai our Fixedblade stabilizer was highlighted in an official IADC presentation. Saudi Aramco presented the excellent Fixedblade results from trial runs conducted while drilling two dual-lateral wells in KSA region. The presentation...
Optimising conventional drilling techniques

Optimising conventional drilling techniques

The drilling industry has never been more challenged than it is currently; consequently, we need to go back to bases and have a closer look at the root cause of many of the drillstring and borehole related problems we are currently confronted with on a daily basis....
Spend it to save it

Spend it to save it

Having spent many hours talking to various customers I noticed an alarming trend, perhaps caused by the prolonged downturn in the industry. I would call this trend as “not seeing the value behind the cost”. Other service or equipment providers will...
A different kind of stabilizer

A different kind of stabilizer

This month the ED Projects Switchblade stabilizer was highlighted in the online edition of Offshore Engineer. ERD wells push distance boundaries Scott Weeden looks at new developments in extended reach drilling, which include managing vibrations, thereby allowing the...
Thus, The Lowly Stabiliser

Thus, The Lowly Stabiliser

An IADD paper written by Fred Dupriest identifies why BHA whirl, the most destructive downhole force, can be reduced by stabiliser positioning and design, which in turn decreases vibration related tool failures. Click here to read the full...