Drilling efficiency programs yield valuable benefits

The goal of any drilling efficiency program is continuous improvement in drilling operations. Advanced preparation and organization can save valuable time and money. Most drilling operations are inefficient, and most drilling supervisors and rig crews do not plan ahead effectively.They run mud pump liners, pistons and valves seats and inserts to destruction and then change them out during the drilling operation instead of tracking the hours and changing them out while making a trip, before failure. They drill to TD, then mix a slug, pump the slug, and pull out of the hole instead of mixing the slug while they are drilling.They normally slip and cut drill line just after they run in the ho...

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