air drilling

air drilling

[¦er ‚dril·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
A form of rotary drilling in which compressed air is used as the circulation medium.
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b) Bidder must have the ownership of at least one suitable mobile Truck Mounted Air Drilling Unit complete in all respect having necessary/suitable provisions/facilities as per Scope of Work.
Bahmani said NIDC offers all technical services including downhole logging, cementing, acidizing, coil tubing, nitrogen injection, pipe-laying, underbalanced drilling, coring, horizontal and directional drilling, air drilling and well completion.
We have been very successful offshore and are becoming a well-known partner in the onshore business too, from seismic exploration to air drilling.
In the initial well to be drilled by the Rio Bravo consortium, the operator will employ an air drilling technique and use a CO2 foam frack that will be pumped at higher pressures and flow rates than has been attempted in the past.
Both units are set initially for air drilling with oil exploration rigs in Yemen and Abu Dhabi.
I look forward to tremendous opportunities in terms of potential expansion of our customer base for these products in both our air drilling and production services segments in our domestic market.
We envision the potential for applications in other markets including water well, construction and air drilling for oil and gas.
Bahmani said the NIDC offers all technical services including downhole logging, cementing, acidizing, coil tubing, nitrogen injection, pipe-laying, underbalanced drilling, coring, horizontal and directional drilling, air drilling and well completion.
Supply and Services of Cementing Unit and accessories, Fishing services, Mud engineering services, Coring services, Rotary Drilling bits, DTH air drilling hammer and bits, Coring bits, Tubular, Casing/Tubings, ERW pipes, Oil well cement, Portland cement, Cementing additives, Mud chemicals and additives, HW /HQ/NQ rod/Liners.
1 million cubic feet per day achieved at the 11-16-30 well drilled last year and confirms that air drilling this pay zone offers substantial improvements over traditional fluid drilling.
The Company operates in six sectors of the oil and natural gas service industry: rental tools; international drilling; directional drilling services; casing and tubing services; compressed air drilling services; and production services.
A smaller air drilling rig is being mobilized to the 11-29-31 location to drill the remaining Granite Wash and fractured basement reservoirs.