Russia shares technical know-how with U.S.

RUSSIAN DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES-Conclusion Dean E. Gaddy Drilling Editor Rigs similar to this Burovaya Ustanovka 75 metric-ton unit on location in the Sergeevskiya field, helped drill more than 3,200 wells in Bashkiria using electrodrill technologies. In 1988, Bashneft drilled 205 wells with the electrodrill, falling to 37 in 1997 (Fig. 1). Photo courtesy of Bashneft. This workshop in Ufa, Bashkiria, shows the variety of components used in electrodrill technologies (Fig. 3). Photo courtesy of Bashneft. [42,507 bytes] Electrodrill technologies require specially designed drill pipe that allows box and pin-end contacts to be easi...

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