Ream-while-drilling tool cuts costs of three Venezuelan wells

Jorge Rodriquez Rothe Lagoven SA Maturín, Venezuela Leandro J. Carré C. Corpoven SA Norte de Monagas, Venezuela Ricardo Portillo Hughes Christensen Co. Maracaibo, Venezuela Marcos Leal Hughes Christensen Co. Maturín, Venezuela A new tool that permits simultaneous drilling and hole enlargement reduced drilling costs by more than $780,000 on three wells in eastern Venezuela. Lagoven SA ran the ream-while-drilling tool in an exploration well, saving almost $635,000 in total drilling costs, and Corpoven SA saved more than $145,000 by using the tool to enlarge the holes in two development wells. The new ream-while-drilling (RWD) tool was used for th...

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