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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By drilling dewatering wells with DTFR, it is possible to control high-producing aquifers during drilling that are problematic for conventional mud or conventional air drilling. The DTFR method is distinguished from other drilling methods by the way the drill cuttings are returned to the surface through the drill string, whereas with conventional mud or air operations the cuttings are returned up the annulus.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Texas Keane Group provides hydraulic fracturing, wireline and top-hole air drilling services to the oil and gas industry across projects in the Marcellus/Utica, Permian and Bakken basins.
Air drilling technology takes the compressed air as the flow medium and uses this continuous air flow to cool the bit and take the rock debris out of the well [1].
(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.
PFR operates in Texas and Oklahoma, providing customers with fishing and rental tools, blowout prevention tools, air drilling equipment, pumps and tanks, among others.
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. We already provide a lot of equipment, but we know we can supply more.
Both units are set initially for air drilling with oil exploration rigs in Yemen and Abu Dhabi.
Targeted toward the oil and gas market, the XHP1170FCAT air compressor is used for top hole air drilling of natural gas and oil wells.
"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."
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.