This is the second post in our two-part pad drilling series.
Two weeks ago, Wayne Kuzio and a few of his Rig Managers took us through a quick crash course with
pad drilling 101. This week, we’ll dive into the environmental benefits of pad drilling and its advantages to customers, crews and drilling contractors. Continue reading
This is the first post in Trinidad’s two-part pad drilling series.
Pad drilling is the real meal deal – a real “win-win”. According to Wayne Kuzio (Sr. Field Superintendent, industry veteran and pad drilling advocate), it has a firm place in the future of drilling.
“The benefits of pad drilling are even more important during low commodity pricing. It just makes sense from an efficiency, cost, time and environmental standpoint,” said Kuzio.
“In times like these, reducing costs and time per well is something I think we can all get onboard with.”
Kuzio is responsible for a number of rigs in our Canadian fleet, including Rigs
37 and 38, currently drilling on a pad near Fox Creek, Alberta (pictured below).
In this post, he and a few of his Rig Managers give us a pad drilling 101 crash course to explain how it all works.
This week on the blog, a peek at
Rig 57, one of our lean mean drillin’ machines in Canada. Pack your bags, boys – the backyard is movin’ too!
Did you know Rig 57 also has a two-storey combination building that walks separately from the substructure?
Keep an eye out for more rig profiles on the blog! Any rigs in particular you’d like to see?
Click here for details on all the rigs in our Canadian, US and International fleets.
Trinidad Rig 58 being built in Nisku, Alta.
Spotlight on technology” blog series is all about innovations that are improving the way we drill oil and gas wells, but this post isn’t so much about what happens while drilling as what happens in-between wells. We’re talking about rig moving systems.
“Moving systems are continually increasing in functionality, ease of use and scope of application,” said Darren Self, a Design Engineer with
Trinidad Design & Manufacturing.
Self walked us through some of what’s new with moving systems built for multi-well pad drilling.