TECHNOLOGY Amoco opens drilling test facility to industry

R.V. Westermark OGCI Management Tulsa R.P. Bray Amoco Production Co. Tulsa Rig No. 1 is the main test rig at Amoco's Catoosa, Okla., drilling test facility (Fig. 1). A flow loop is used to research hydraulic behavior of single-phase fluids, hole cleaning, solids settling, and pressure loss (Fig. 2). Twenty-five operating parameters are displayed in real-time at the driller's console (Fig. 3). A full-scale laboratory test rig has been in operation since the late 1970s in Amoco's Tulsa technology center. Shown here is the drilling console (Fig. 4). Budget cuts and reductions in expense-related ...

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