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  1. LAND RIGS BENEFIT FROM PORTABLE TOP DRIVE SYSTEM

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 14 Mar 1994

    A small, portable top - drive system, which can be installed in ..... Technology in Calgary. The portable top drive is typically installed during rig ..... cost. As an alternative to buying a top drive , drilling contractors and oil companies

  2. Equipment/Software/Literature

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 2 May 2005

    New top - drive casing alignment tool Here’s the T-CAT top - drive casing alignment tool, a new system that offers a simple, safe approach to running tubulars. Click here to enlarge image This state-of-the-art tool makes it possible to run

  1. BP completes record extended-reach well

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 19 Jan 1998

    mud pumps, and a 45,000 ft-lb top drive . Photo courtesy of BP. Wytch Farm ..... drag," said Tooms. "A bigger top drive was not envisaged, so we aimed to ..... for running casing and that the top drive could not rotate the 9-in. casing

  2. ROTATING MOUSEHOLE HELPS MAKEUP AND BREAKOUT DRILLSTRING

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 21 Feb 1994

    to improve drilling efficiency on top - drive rigs, according to tool developer ..... on Global Marine Drilling Co.'s top drive jack up, Adriatic IV. The rig crew ..... drill pipe simultaneously while the top drive drills ahead. The tool does not

  3. Peru: Corvina field development drilling starts

    Online Articles

    Tue, 23 Jul 2013

    operations at CX-15 to be stopped for safety reasons. As a result, operations that were supporting installation of the top drive were suspended, one of the final steps required before drilling could begin.

  4. Exploration/Development Briefs

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 26 Jul 2013

    operations at CX-15 to be stopped for safety reasons. As a result, operations that were supporting installation of the top drive were suspended, one of the final steps required before drilling could begin. Russia Italy's Eni SPA and Russia's

  5. SERVICES | SUPPLIERS

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 4 Nov 2013

    and customer training on automated drilling systems, AC generator line-up, controls system, SCR drive line-up, top drive line-up, VFD line-up, driller's chair and driller's console for the oil and gas industry.

  6. California's dense urban environment spawns friendlier 3D seismic survey design

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 5 Nov 2012

    particular faulted-fold complex for the area. The results have already warranted SHPI's purchase of a new, all electric top - drive drilling rig. The rotary has a depth capacity of 14,000 ft and has horizontal drilling capability. The rig, which

  7. Alaska: Miller rig to rework five Redoubt Shoal wells

    Online Articles

    Tue, 21 Aug 2012

    areas north and south of the developed, previously producing structure. On the platform is Rig 35, a new unit with top drive and automatic pipe handling equipment capable of drilling to 24,000 ft. Miller is seeking permits for a 25-mile subsea

  8. EQUIPMENT | SOFTWARE | LITERATURE

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 16 Jan 2012

    drilling rig to load the drawworks, center steel, and bottom mast sections onto sub. The mast ships in three loads with top drive , service loops, lights, block, and mast-raising cylinders all integrated into the mast. This system also allows for

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