Drilling Equipment (2)
A question we're sometimes asked is: Why is drill pipe classified as “Premium” once it has been in the hole, and why is it all of a sudden 20% weaker than new? Well, it’s a bit like buying a new car. Once you have driven it out of the dealers shop, it’s classified as used. In today’s blog post, I’ll focus on the drill pipe body itself and not the connections.
In the past we didn't think it was possible to drill in some of the arduous environments we are now working in. Because of these conditions, high standards are required and are continuously updated to ensure we don't encounter equipment failures, safety issues and environmental problems.
The kelly-valve is a type of drill stem valve used to prevent flow out of the drill pipe if a kick should occur during a tripping operation. In this post I will give you a "behind the scenes" look at how we maintain and service these small and friendly helpers in the drill string.
At Odfjell Well Services we constantly hear from people who ask us why certain drill pipes don't go together. Sometimes these are experienced drillers who have been in the industry for years. So here comes a post with the need-to-know basic stuff about drilling connection types. Hopefully it will be of use to you - whether you're a rookie or a veteran.
In my last blog post I talked about the safety matters in casing operations and how the increased use of radio operated casing equipment is really making an impact on safety in the global market. You can read the article here. In this post I will focus on the economical benefits this equipment is capable of delivering. I will use the radio operated slips lifter as an example and place it in its ...
When your drillpipe is stuck in a black hole in the middle of the Pacific, in the hot desert somewhere or in the North Sea, it is easy to appreciate a good insurance policy. I am of course talking about the drilling jar - your best ally when you need to get out of a tight spot.
Drill pipe tool joints are tough as steel, but before you send them down hole, be sure they have the proper protection. Hardbanding does the job pretty well.
Smart drilling professionals don't rely on dumb luck when choosing their dumb iron. Selecting the right drill pipe for the job is just as important as any other part of the drill string - and will save you time and money. Here are some questions you should take into consideration when choosing your drill pipe.