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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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.
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.
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.
RPS promises to enhance drilling efficiencies for our blast hole mining customers and is likely to have application in air drilling in the oil and gas side of our business.
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 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.
We envision the potential for applications in other markets including water well, construction and air drilling for oil and gas.